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Sangria spritzer

15 July 2016

Serve up a taste of Spain at your garden party with this recipe for a refreshing sangria spritzer.

Sangria spritzer
Sangria spritzer

Sangria is a popular drink in Spain and Portugal and has become synonymous with holidays in the sun, with many of us recreating that taste of sunshine in our own gardens. 

Sangria is a good cocktail to prepare when you have lots of guests for a summer garden or beach party as you can make up a large jug in advance – in fact you can prepare it a few days early and keep it chilled in the fridge while the flavours develop.

This version of sangria is a spritzer so it's a bit lighter and goes further – ideal for anyone on a budget or watching their alcohol intake.

Sangria spritzer ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 1 bottle of pinot noir
  • 250ml (9oz/1 cup) orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced into half moons
  • 1 lemon, sliced into half moons
  • 1 lime, sliced into half moons
  • 500ml (17oz/2 cups) chilled lemon or lime soda water


Put the ice cubes, wine and orange juice in a large jug and stir well. 

Add the sliced fruit and leave in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. Add the soda water and serve in tall glasses, with extra ice if you like. Serves 4-6.


Sangria uses red wine, and the word is Spanish for blood, but you can make sangria blanca with white wine.

Try our recipe for white sangria


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