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Sangria is a fruity drink from Spain and Portugal that is mainly served in summer. The taste is fruity and refreshing. For this reason, sangria is also very popular at summer parties, barbecues or even at the Ballermann on Mallorca. You can either buy the cult drink from Spain or make it yourself very easily. We show you how to make sangria at home. Have fun discovering and enjoying!

Sangria Recipe


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  • 120 cl red wine
  • 20 cl soda water
  • 5 cl cognac, calvados or brandy
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 cl orange juice
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 oranges
  • 4 apples
  • 3 peaches

Step by Step Guide

  1. Rinse the fruit and cut into small pieces.
  2. Place all other ingredients (except soda water) in a large punch bowl and stir with a bar spoon.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  4. Add the soda water, stir and serve.
Recipe by Chris

Shirley Temple

White Russian

First wash all the fruit under warm water and pat dry with a cloth. Halve or quarter the fruits and place them in a large bowl. A punch bowl is perfect for this purpose. Then add the red wine, orange juice, the spirit (fruit brandy, calvados or cognac) and the cinnamon sticks to the bowl.

Now you can stir the mix gently with a bar spoon and then put the bowl in the fridge. After you have chilled the mix for at least 3 hours (4 to 5 hours is better), you can add the soda water. Again, stir the mix with a bar spoon. Then you can pour the homemade sangria into small tumblers or cups and enjoy the cold drink with friends or family!

Tip: In some recipes, sweet vermouth, white wine, rum, tonic water, bitter lemon, vodka, gin or sparkling wine is added to the punch bowl. You are welcome to flavour the recipe according to your personal preferences and refine it with other spirits or sparkling wines. However, we like the taste best as given in the basic recipe. Try it out for yourself and find your personal favourite.

Where does the word "Sangria" come from?

The word “sangria” comes from Spanish and loosely translated means something like “bloodletting”. The word is derived from the Spanish noun “sangre”. This means something like “blood”. This name can be traced back above all to the dark red colour. Nevertheless, the drink is by no means a “brutal” cocktail, as the name would suggest. The alcohol content is a mild 10-20% by volume. This depends on which ingredients you use. Cocktails with a very high alcohol content are called Long Island Iced Tea, Planter’s Punch, Zombie Cocktail, Mai Tai, Bahama Mama, Hurricane Cocktail or Dry Martini.

Shelf life of punch

Homemade spirits usually have a much shorter shelf life than industrially produced spirits. Sangria, however, is more of a punch and is not completely sealed. In addition, fresh fruit is added to the drink. For this reason, homemade sangria should be consumed either the same day or the following day at the latest. Just try it yourself and enjoy the alcoholic drink at home!

The feeling of being on holiday at home

Sangria transports people to a feeling of summer, sun, holidays and light-heartedness. The mixed drink, which originates from Spain and Portugal, has a sweet, fresh taste. This makes the drink particularly popular in spring and summer. But you can also prepare and enjoy the punch-like mixed drink in winter. Bring a piece of summer home and prepare sangria yourself!

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