My Favorite Sangria

Refreshing sangria in spring and summer months, oh what a joy! This recipe is my go-to cocktail for entertaining for a larger group of guests. Preparation it easy and can certainly be made in advance. The beautiful color, vibrant and bright, is stunning in a clear pitcher
garnished with your favorite delicious, seasonal fruits. This recipe is always a hit with guests served with Spanish tapas and traditional paella. Enjoy!

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My Favorite Sangria

Author Chef Tiffany Blackmon


  • 2 Bottles Spanish Rioja
  • ½ Cup Cointreau
  • 1 Green Apple Diced
  • ½ Cup Stawberries Sliced
  • ½ Cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 Lemon Sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick Optional
  • Sweetener Optional or to taste
  • Sparkling water of champagne
  • 2 Oranges One juiced and One Sliced


  • 1.  In a large pitcher, add wine, Cointreau, orange juice, apple, strawberries, blueberries, lemon slices, cinnamon stick.  Add sweetener to taste. 
  • 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. 
  • 3.  Serve over ice, topped with sparkling water or champagne.  Garnish with orange slices.


Tiffy’s Tips
~When selecting wines, I enjoy both red and white sangria.  A Spanish red is traditional but try using a Spanish rose for a lighter sangria. 
~Substitute an orange-flavored liqueur for the brandy.  Cointreau, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier. 
~Fruit!!  Ahhhh…so many fabulous options.  Berries, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples, peaches…shall I go on?  I like to freeze my fruit selections as well. 
~Sweeteners.  I prefer a less sweet cocktail option and there is quite a bit of natural sugar in this recipe.  I shy away from added sweeteners when I prepare as I use Cointreau and that’s enough sweetener for me.  You can add pure cane sugar, sugar substitutes, simple syrup, honey, light agave nectar. 
~The addition of a cinnamon stick is certainly optional but a traditional ingredient in Spain.


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Photography by Audrie Dollins , The beautiful florals Provided by Vivienne and Vine, the delicious Hor dourves by My Sweet Roots . All styling and opinions are that of my own. Thank you to all the Sponsors for Tiffany Blackmon Blog.

  1. Kelly says:

    I can’t wait to make this drink!

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