Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe

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Thirst-quenching Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe is ideal for entertaining, totally delicious and perfect for you!

I just love this Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe during the winter holidays. I’m not usually a red wine drinker, but this is lighter. Plus, it’s fun and festive. Drinks with fruits in them are always fun, right?

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe - Made with fresh fruit, red wine, brandy and juice. Perfect Fall or Winter cocktail.

Sangria is perfect for entertaining; no one ever turns it down. I know they’re not just being polite because they ask for a second glass of it. It is also budget friendly stretching that bottle of wine to more servings which is always a positive when entertaining.

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe -An easy and delicious recipe for the fruity classic sangria. A refreshing drink to enjoy any time of year!

A basic sangria recipe is red wine, brandy, and fruit. You can customize any sangria recipe by adding juice, club soda, ginger ale, and various fruits to this basic recipe. Or, change the red wine to white for an entirely different, albeit just as good, flavor profile. The possibilities are endless. Experiment and find your very favorite.

For my Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe I used a bottle of $10 Pinot Noir, brandy, sweetened it slightly with agave nectar then loaded it with oranges, limes, and apples. I placed two cinnamon sticks in it to give it a winter holiday flare and just before serving I stirred in club soda (champagne will work too) for a little zing.

It’s super easy to make and takes only 5 to 10 minutes to cut the fruit and stir the concoction together. Please allow time for the sangria to sit and the wine, juice, and fruit chill and get to know each other. The whole point of sangria is to give the wine a fruit flavor, allow time for that to happen.

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe - a cheery and bright red wine sangria full of citrus fruit

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe

  1. Use your favorite red wine. I used a Pinot Noir. Cabernet Sauvignon would also make a nice sangria. I usually try to use a $10 to $12 bottle of wine for sangria.
  2. You may substitute a pear for the apple in this recipe if that’s what you have on hand.
  3. You also can use lemon for the lime, but I do find this changes the flavor slightly.
  4. It takes about 5 minutes to cut the fruit and mix this Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe together. Make it in time to chill in the refrigerator a minimum of 2 hours up to 12 hours. It really is better the longer it marinates.
  5. Gently stir in the champagne or club soda just before serving so that it keeps that fizz.
  6. This recipe has 4 to 6 servings. I highly recommend doubling the recipe; everyone wants more than one glass.
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Red Wine Citrus Sangria

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe

Red Wine Citrus Sangria Recipe is the sangria recipe to make during the winter holidays. It is full of brandy, oranges, limes, cinnamon and, of course, red wine. Sweetened with agave nectar this is the perfect blend of ingredients.
Author: Paula
5 from 26 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings.


  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1 orange halved then sliced
  • 1 lime halved then sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1/2 cup seedless red or green grapes sliced in half
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle red wine I suggest a Cabernet Sauvignon, but any red is fine. Use your favorite.
  • 3/4 cup champagne or club soda


  • Stir together agave nectar, brandy, and red wine.
  • Add orange, lime, apple slices, grapes, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Stir.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Add champagne or club soda just before serving.
  • Serve chilled and/or over ice.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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