Food & wine
4 Sangria Recipes for Every Season
December 20, 2020
Written By Coravin
National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th every year. While we don’t know the origins of this particular holiday, the early versions of sangria can be traced all the way back to early Greek and Roman traditions where wine was mixed with spices, sugar, and whatever else they had on hand. In the cooler months, this beverage was warmed creating a mulled-wine-like drink.
The word sangria (unattractively) means “bloodletting” in Spanish and Portuguese – a term that can be traced back to the 1700s. History lesson aside, our ancient ancestors were onto something – something tasty and versatile.
Sangria recipes for every season
No matter the season, sangria is always a good idea. Lucky for our Coravin crew, making sangria doesn’t require the whole bottle. Next time you're craving something sweet and fruity, no need to pop the cork. Pour what you need and preserve the rest of the bottle for later. The serving sizes below are for one and the directions are simple: shake or stir and enjoy!
Holiday sangria recipe with red wine
This one is great all year long. Pair a cherry-chocolatey Merlot with a splash of brandy, triple sec, and orange juice as a base. Add your selection of sliced fruits for edible garnish.
3 oz Merlot
1 oz brandy
1 oz triple sec
1 oz orange juice
Fresh orange, lemon, and apple slices (optional)
Splash of lemon-lime soda, tonic water, or sparkling water (optional)
Spring & summer passion fruit sangria recipe
Our passion fruit sangria recipe is perfect for when the temperatures start to rise where you live. You’ll need a bottle of rich, fruity Chardonnay and tropical juices for this one.
3 oz Chardonnay
1 oz passion fruit juice
½ oz pineapple juice
Fresh lemon, orange, lime kiwi slices
½ oz brandy (optional)
Splash of tonic water or sparkling water (optional)
Autumn apple cider sangria recipe
If you’re missing the freshness of summer while still craving crisp notes of fall, then this apple cider sangria recipe is for you. Make a glass:
4 oz Chardonnay
½ oz Bourbon
2 oz apple cider
splash of lime juice
Apple slices (optional)
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