You don’t have to splurge to indulge in this Spanish staple — inexpensive red wine is perfecto for sangria. And it’s so quick and easy to mix up a batch! Feel free to substitute other fruit, such as diced apple, strawberries, sliced peaches — whatever you have on hand. You can even make it the night before your party, and it’ll last beautifully.
Red Wine Sangria


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) of inexpensive dry red wine (such as burgundy or rioja)
  • 1 orange, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 cup seedless red, purple or black grapes (optional)


  • 1

    Mix together juice and sugar in a standard 60-ounce pitcher until sugar dissolves.

  • 2

    Stir in remaining ingredients and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours in advance.

  • 3

    Serve over ice.


Freeze the grapes at least an hour in advance of serving, then use them in lieu of ice cubes.