Red Sangria Recipe

This Red Sangria Recipe is a classic party punch that you really must know how to make. Everyone I know loves a good sangria and this recipe is always the first one to disappear at parties! Why You’ll Love Red Sangria This sangria recipe is perfect for everyone, even if you don’t like red wine…

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This Red Sangria Recipe is a classic party punch that you really must know how to make. Everyone I know loves a good sangria and this recipe is always the first one to disappear at parties!

dark red wine in a short clear glass with fruit chopped up inside.

Why You’ll Love Red Sangria

This sangria recipe is perfect for everyone, even if you don’t like red wine – this recipe could change your mind. I got this recipe from a friend and have been making it for many years – everyone loves it! It really is the best sangria recipe – perfectly sweet and tart – it’s wine punch for a crowd. Here’s why we love it:

  • There is so much fresh fruit in this recipe plusyou can make this with different fruit based on what’s in season.
  • Instead of adding sugar, I use simple syrup so it dissolves instantly.
  • I cook the fruit with the sugar and water to make a fruity simple syrup which adds tons of flavor!
dark red wine in a short clear glass with fruit chopped up inside.

How to make Red Sangria

  • Wine: For this recipe use your favorite red wine! Some ideas are Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Since Sangria originated in Spain, you could use one of the amazing Spanish red wines, but basically just use your favorite.
  • Alcohol: The best addition for sangria is either rum or brandy.
  • Fruit: The best fruits to use are the ones in season; they bring the best flavor! Mixed berries, peaches, plums, pears, apples, strawberries, or any citruses.

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Variations

  • In addition to the brandy or rum, you can add 1/4 cup of orange liqueur (also called triple sec or cointreau).
  • You can also use Grand Marnier in place of the brandy or rum.
  • When cooking your fruit, add a cinnamon stick or some whole nutmeg and cloves for extra flavor, especially if you’re making this in the fall or winter.
  • Instead of water to make the simple syrup, you can use orange juice.
  • In summer, we love using stone fruits, blackberries, strawberries and other berries.
dark red wine in a short clear glass with fruit chopped up inside.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use a good red wine you’ll like drinking. I don’t recommend the most expensive bottle, but grab one in the mid-range.
  • I recommend making this recipe ahead of time to let the sangria age. Stir it all together and it at least 8 hours to soak, but you can make it up to 24 hours ahead of time.
  • You can make white sangria the same way as this – just swap out the liquor. Use white wine and fresh fruit like peaches, berries, pineapple, or mango and instead of dark alcohol, use something light, like white rum, vodka, or tequila.
dark red wine in a short clear glass with fruit chopped up inside.
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Red Sangria Recipe

This easy Red Sangria Recipe is a party favorite. Red wine, brandy, and fruit are mixed with a fruity simple syrup that gives the punch so much flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 132kcal
Cost $14

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (237ml) water
  • 5 cups mixed fruit , see note
  • 1 750ml bottle red wine , merlot, zinfandel or pinot noir, see note
  • ¼ cup (60ml) brandy (or rum or Grand Marnier)

Instructions

  • Add sugar and water and 1 cup of fruit to a saucepan. Heat over medium low heat until it boils and the sugar is dissolved, just a few minutes. Strain fruit from sugar syrup, save fruit. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Mix wine, brandy, saved cooked fruit and remaining fruit in a large pitcher. Add ¼ cup of the cooled simple syrup. Chill for at least 8 hours.
  • Before serving, taste and add more simple syrup as desired to taste.
  • If you want to bulk up the recipe to serve more people, add up to 4 cups of club soda to the pitcher.

Notes

Use any combination of the following fruits:
  • Apples
  • Stone fruits (peaches, plums, etc)
  • Mixed Berries
  • Citrus (oranges, lemon, or limes)
Use any red wine you enjoy drinking, but I recommend merlot, zinfandel or pinot noir.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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Last Updated on May 20, 2024

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Easy Pitcher Mojito Recipe

My Mojitos Recipe is so easy and are perfect for a crowd! This is a pitcher mojito recipe with fresh mint leaves and lots of rum and lime – they’re absolutely delicious and you’re going to love it! A classic mojito recipe is a highball recipe of Cuban origin. It’s a minty refreshing cocktail that…

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My Mojitos Recipe is so easy and are perfect for a crowd! This is a pitcher mojito recipe with fresh mint leaves and lots of rum and lime – they’re absolutely delicious and you’re going to love it!

mojito in a tall clear glass with sliced limes in and around the glass with mint.

A classic mojito recipe is a highball recipe of Cuban origin. It’s a minty refreshing cocktail that is absolutely delicious and totally is the perfect party punch. A classic mojito is made for one, but making a pitcher serves more people and leaves you with no leftover limes and mint. The mint and lime combine to make this sweet and sour drink recipe – the BEST mojito recipe!

Mojito Variations

  • Mojitos with Vodka: Simply substitute the rum with vodka
  • Mojitos with Tequila: Substitute the rum with clear tequila
  • Pineapple Mojitos: Add pineapple juice to the mixture and use less simple syrup.
  • Strawberry Mojito: Add sliced strawberries to the mint when muddling.
  • Virgin Mojito: Simply omit the rum and use more club soda!
  • Mango Mojito: Use flavored mango rum
  • Garnish: You can also garnish with raspberries or blueberry for color

Mojito Ingredients

  • Limes: Lime juice is the backbone of the drink. You need 6 large limes for this recipe but since lime size varies by region, buy extra, just in case. You’ll need FRESH limes for this – not bottled juice!
  • Mint: Mojitos are a combination of mint and lime so you need some fresh mint.
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar is used to muddle the mint – you don’t need much, just a teaspoon.
  • Simple Syrup: This is for sweetness and I actually add just a bit, then allow drinkers to add more to taste.
  • Rum: The alcohol in a mojito is white rum. Buy your favorite brand (and see below for variations).
  • Club Soda: This is filler and perfect for party punch recipes.

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How to make a Mint Mojito Recipe

  • Slice two of the limes and set the wedges aside for garnish. Juice the other 4 limes, you should get about ¾ cup juice, set aside.
  • Place the mint leaves and granulated sugar in a glass and use a cocktail muddler muddle them well until they are bruised and fragrant, this may take a few minutes. Place the muddled mint into the bottom of your pitcher.
  • Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and rum to the pitcher. Stir to combine.
  • Add the club soda and gently stir.
  • Garnish highball glasses with lime wedge or lime slice and a fresh mint sprig. Add ice to the glasses and pour the mojitos over the ice and serve.
mojito in a tall clear pitcher with sliced limes in and around the glass with mint.

Expert Tips

  • Buy extra limes in case you need more to get 3/4 cup lime juice.
  • You can add the entire cup of simple syrup when making these if you want. I prefer to add 1/2 cup and then taste for sweetness. If I’m having a party I’ll also serve extra simple syrup on the side for people to add to their cocktail.
  • Make your own simple syrup by adding equal parts water and sugar to a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved then place in a jar to cool. Store in refrigerator to use for up to 3 weeks.
  • Make them ahead of time by doing all the steps up until the club soda. Don’t add the soda yet – stir the lime, mint, rum, and simple syrup in the pitcher. Cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Add the soda just before serving.

FAQs

How to store this recipe?

It’s best to store the pitcher without the soda or it will go flat. I love making it and having the pitcher in the fridge, then making myself a cocktail whenever I feel like it. Simply pour a glass, top it with soda and enjoy!

mojito in a tall clear glass with sliced limes in and around the glass with mint.
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Pitcher Mojitos Recipe

This is the perfect drink for a crowd! You can even make them ahead by doing all the steps up the adding the club soda and place the pitcher in the fridge, then just before serving, add the club soda. The perfect party punch!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 drinks
Calories 370kcal
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 6 large limes (¾ cup (178ml) lime juice), divided
  • 30 mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (237ml) simple syrup (see note)
  • ¾ cup (178ml) white rum
  • 3 cups (711ml) club soda
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Slice two of the limes and set them aside for garnish. Juice the other 4 limes, you should get about ¾ cup juice, set aside.
  • Place the mint leaves and granulated sugar in a glass and muddle them well until they are bruised and fragrant, this may take a few minutes. Place the muddled mint into the bottom of your pitcher.
  • Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and rum to the pitcher. Stir to combine.
  • Add the club soda and gently stir.
  • Garnish glasses with lime slices and fresh mint. Add ice to the glasses and pour the mojitos over the ice and serve.

Notes

  • Simple Syrup: I like to add 1/2 cup of simple syrup to the mixture to start, then taste and add more, or I’ll leave additional syrup on the side for guests to sweeten as they like.
  • Make Ahead: You can even make them ahead by doing all the steps up the adding the club soda and place the pitcher in the fridge, then just before serving, add the club soda and stir. You don’t want the club soda to sit in the pitcher in the fridge because it may become flat.
  • Double the Recipe: You can double all the ingredients except you may not need 2 full cups of simple syrup. Start with 1 cup and add more as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4mg

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Last Updated on May 17, 2024

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