Spanish Sangria – Small Batch Recipe

Spanish sangria is a fruity wine and brandy based cocktail. This small batch Spanish sangria recipe is just the right amount for 2-4 people. Enjoy for date night for two or at a small gathering.

This is a sponsored post with GROSCHE International. All opinions are The Foodie Affair’s.

Clear wine glass filled with red Spanish sangria topped with fruit

Red Wine Sangria

It’s time to break out the cocktails! Add this refreshing festive sangria to your Easter brunch celebration!

Sangria is light and refreshing and can be enjoyed anytime of day.

In years past, my mom made sangria for a lot of our family gatherings. You know how you remember food with events? Well, we connect festive drinks with parties!

Things have changed throughout the years. Now our extended family is in different locations.

But we still want to party like it’s 1999!

Well, that’s not entirely true. My limit is a cocktail or two – TOPS!

This explains why this small batch of red wine sangria is PERFECT way to enjoy this delicious festive cocktail.

Queue up Pandora’s Latin music and cancel the Mariachi Band!

Red wine Spanish sangria in a glass decanter with fresh diced fruit

Ingredients For Small Batch Sangria:

  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Lemon-lime soda (optional)
  • sliced fruit
    • green apple, diced
    • lime, sliced
    • orange, sliced
    • lemon, sliced

What Type of Red Wine Is Good For This Spanish Sangria Recipe?

Start with looking for wine from Spain. I look on the back of the wine label to find the origin. It’s not necessary to buy expensive wine. You can find good varieties for about $15.

Some stores display their wines by regions, which will make it easier to find Spanish wines.

You may be surprised that some wines we are familiar with are made with grapes harvested in Spain.

  • Tempranillo
  • Bobal
  • Garnacha
  • Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
Diced fruit on a cutting board for Spanish sangria

Should I Make Sangria The Night Before Serving?

Yes and no. How’s that for a do what you want answer?!

If time permits make the sangria in advance.

Sangria tastes best when the ingredients meld together for several hours in the refrigerator. So mix the ingredients a minimum of 2-3 hours before serving.

Don’t let the fruit sit in the wine overnight. The pith from the citrus will add a bitter taste if it sits too long.

Brandy in a clear glass decanter for Spanish sangria

Ways To Serve Spanish Sangria

Sangria is usually served in a large punch bowl or glass pitcher.

This RIO sangria pitcher & water infuser from GROSCHE is the perfect size for this small batch recipe!

It’s easy to mix and serve the ingredients for this sangria in the same vessel.

This pitcher is stylish, easy to grab and pour from.

You’ll be pleased to know that for every GROSCHE product sold the company donates to counties in need of clean safe water.

Top of a wine glass filled with red wine Spanish sangria and diced fruit

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Clear wine glass filled with red Spanish sangria topped with fruit

Spanish Sangria – Small Batch Recipe

Delicious red wine Spanish sangria for 2-4 people. Fresh citrus, triple sec and brandy add a tasty depth to this cocktail. Top off with lemon lime soda for a sweeter drink.
4.56 from 18 votes
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Course: Beverage – Cocktail
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 2 1/2 cups
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Lemon-lime soda optional
  • 1/2 green apple diced
  • 1/2 lime sliced
  • 1/2 orange sliced
  • 1/2 lemon sliced


  • Add wine, brandy and orange liqueur to a glass pitcher and stir ingredients with a spoon.
  • Slice fruit and add to the pitcher.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
  • Serve with ice and add additional fruit if desired.
  • Top with lemon-lime soda for a sweeter cocktail or add sparkling water for a lighter drinks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g


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  1. Spanish wines are always my favorite, so I knew right away this would be the Sangria for me! It was perfect!!

  2. I need to bookmark this.. I LOVE sangria and this looks especially tasty! It would look beautiful on our Easter table too…