Classic Sangria with a kick

Sangria with BrandyThis recipe can be adjusted so easily to suit your tastes. It makes me really happy that whenever I make it, people rave. My friend Mary Ann told me it’s the best Sangria she’s ever had. It is a great drink to serve at a Paella dinner instead of multiple bottles of wine which can be expensive. The secret is both the concentrated orange (or lime)  juice and the additional liquor.


  • 1 Bottle Cheap Red Wine
  • 1/4 can Concentrated Orange or Lime Juice (or combo)
  • 1 Cup Cognac
  • 1/2 Cup Triple Sec
  • 2 Sliced Apples, Limes, Oranges
  • 1 Cup of frozen, seedless grapes (a fun touch but optional).


Mix to combine in pitcher. When ready to serve pour over ice and top with seltzer water.

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6 thoughts on “Classic Sangria with a kick

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  3. Discovered you can substitute Orangina for the concentrated OJ and Seltzer water with great results. Still think the cognac makes it!

    • Yes! I mentioned that in my twitter account – it is a GREAT idea! I love Orangina. I remember drinking it in Europe when I was a kid. Think I might need to buy some. It’s also fun to make it with just fresh squeezed orange juice and seltzer water – way easier than those soda machines and healthier than soda.:)

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