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Drink: Sangria

Sangria is constantly evolving. No two batches taste quite the same. Though everyone has their own signature recipe, this take on the classic Spanish sangria is our favorite version. Cinnamon adds a unique surprise, and the optional soda water enhances the flavor. Throw in some oranges, green apples and peaches and find a sunny spot to sip.


  • 1.5 bottles of young table wine
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 green apple (optional)
  • 2 peaches or apricots (optional)
  • Carbonated beverage like lemon soda, orange soda or soda water (optional)


  1. Wash the oranges and cut off thick pieces of rind before juicing the oranges.
  2. Juice the oranges.
  3. Wash the lemon and cut off pieces of rind before juicing the lemon.
  4. Juice the lemon.
  5. In a large pitcher or bowl, stir together the wine, simple syrup, orange juice and lemon juice and add in the chunks of lemon and orange rind. Add the cinnamon stick and let sit at least two hours (preferably overnight) before serving over ice. This allows the sangria to take on the aromas of the fruit rind and cinnamon stick.
  6. Add in chopped up chunks of green apple and peach. For a modern version, you can also top off with a carbonated beverage (lemon soda, orange soda, or soda water) right before serving for some bubbles.
Recipe via Spanish Sabores.