We really must insist you try out our tried and true tasty sangria recipe!
“Little is known about the origin of Sangria except that it is Spanish.” via
You wouldn’t know by it’s sweet taste, but this delicious drink has it’s origins rooted in a blood thirsty history. After all, the word Sangria originally meant blood!
What is traditional Spanish drink, was actually popularized by the Romans around 200 BC when they conquered Spain.
In the United States, Sangria wasn’t first tasted until the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Since then, it has practically been a staple at every outdoor mixer and social gathering.
Sangria. Cool, refreshing, tasty sangria. That delicious and refreshing summer drink. No two glasses are the same; because sangria is a drink that everyone has their own “secret ingredients”.
It seems there is a sangria for every holiday, and almost every kind of wine too. While our recipe calls for more traditional ingredients, we have linked to some of the more entertaining recipes below.
Our motto: you can never have too much sangria!
Apparently, there are three rules to making Sangria:
1. Sangria must contain wine.
2. Sangria must contain fruit.
3. Sangria must be refreshingly chilled.
That doesn’t sound too hard!
We’ve sampled many glasses of Sangria here at The Delightful Home, and think we have nailed the perfect, refreshing glass of tasty Sangria to impress your guests!
Tasty Sangria Recipe
- 2 bottles Red Spanish Table Wine
- 1 cup Blackberry Brandy or Blueberry Brandy
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- 1 cup Pomegranate Juice
- 1/2 cup Simple Syrup, or more to taste
- Orange slices
- Apple slices
- Frozen Pineapple
- To make the simple syrup, mix equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled, then let cool.
- Simply mix all the ingredients (except the orange slices) and let sit! Let the flavors meld for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
- Add the orange slices and frozen pineapple right before serving, and remove if storing overnight (as the peels might leave a bitter aftertaste if left in too long).
- If you don’t plan on using frozen pineapple, freeze the orange juice in ice cube trays and add right before serving.
There are so many variations of Sangria out there, we would love to hear what your favorite go-to Sangria recipe is!
More Tasty Sangria Recipes
We really have to insist that you give our recipe a try, but when you are ready to branch out to different styles of Sangria, here a few for you to consider:
This tequila infused sangria is on our must try next list! We love our tequila (almost) as much as we love our wine, and this pretty cocktail looks (almost) too good to drink!
This tasty cocktail is part sangria, part mojito. How does that work? Well, make it and let us know!
The only thing better than a fresh mimosa is an upgraded sangria mimosa. Use whatever berries happen to be in season near you!
Rosé lovers- this one is for you! Incredibly refreshing, this cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower, romantic Valentine’s Brunch, or enjoy on a warm summer’s night.
Next is everyone’s favorite: Peach Sangria!
Add a splash of the the tropics with this bright citrus inspired recipe!
We told you there is a Sangria for every occasion! Below is a festive and warming Christmas sangria.
If you would like even more sangria recipes, try 101 Sangrias by Kim Haasarud
Apparently, her recipe for a blueberry pomegranate sangria is worth the price of the book!
Lastly, if you need a house-warming or hostess gift, put together a DIY Sangria kit!
How fun is this? Customize with your own favorite ingredients, and your recipients will be very impressed at the genius of packing it all in a drink dispenser!