Red Sangria Recipe with Brandy

A photo of a pitcher of red wine sangria with chunks of fresh apples, oranges, lemons and limes. Two glasses filled with the sangria sit beside the pitcher. Chucks of the fresh fruit are scattered on the board below.

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Liven up any Holiday party with this intoxicating Red Sangria crafted from full-bodied dry red wine, brandy, and a vibrant medley of fresh-squeezed oranges, lemons, and limes. A splash of ginger ale tops the drink with a bit of effervescence. But the supreme delight is the wine-saturated fruit at the bottom of this cocktail pitcher.


  • 4 Oranges, quartered
  • 2 Lemons, quartered
  • 1 Lime, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1  bottle of Medium-Bodied Red Wine
  • 6 oz of Brandy
  • 6 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 cups Ginger Ale, chilled
  • Cut Up Small Chunks of Apples, Oranges, Lemon and Lime (for garnishment in glasses)


  • Squeeze the 4 quartered oranges, 2 quartered lemons, and 1 quartered lime into a large pitcher and add the rinds.
  • Sprinkle 4 tablespoons sugar over the fruit.
  • Add the bottle of red wine, 6 ounces of brandy, and 6 ounces of triple sec.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Let set overnight in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to serve, add 2 cups chilled ginger ale.
  • Pour into individual glasses and add the chunks of fresh fruit.
  • Enjoy!


  • This recipe calls for sugar to be added. But if you prefer a sangria that is less sweet, you can leave it out. It is good either way.
  • Great wines to use for this sangria are Spanish wines like Rioja or Tempranillo.
  • This recipe can be made a day ahead of time which is perfect when planning for a party. Just wait to add the Ginger Ale until ready to serve, or it will lose its fiz.
  • This original fruit enhances the flavor overnight, but it should be removed before serving, as it no longer adds any benefit and can become unsightly. Instead, garnish with the fresh chunks of fruit when serving.


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