Red Wine Sangria

by contributor Lisa Thiele

{photography & styling by With Style & Grace}
Whether or not spring has made its appearance where you are, I can give you at least one excuse to prepare a big batch of this delicious sangria, Cinco de Mayo! Make a big pitcher of this red wine sangria, invite over some friends, set out finger food (appetizers) and it’s a party!
Here are just a few menu ideas, which can be customized depending on your preference
• {Appetizer} Chips, Salsa + Guacamole
• {Main} Enchiladas, tacos or burritos
• {Kids} Nachos or quesadillas
• {Dessert} Mexican Brownies or Churros
Red Wine Sangria {Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay}
2 bottle of dry red wine
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water, heated until sugar dissolves and cooled)
1 orange, sliced – I used a blood orange
1 apple, sliced – recommend Fuji or Honeycrisp
1 cup blackberries (OR blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
Pomegranate seeds – optional
In a large container or pitcher, mix all the ingredients together, seal it and let it stand for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
Cheers + Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Fran Amenábar Ch. says:

    me encanta la sanrgía! ñami

  2. sangria is so delicious! i love it with apples

  3. How much Simple Syrup, it just says " 1/2"

  4. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    Oh gosh, thanks Carri! It's 1/2 cup.


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