RECIPE: Red Rioja Sangria

Relaxing in the sun this Memorial Day Weekend? Enjoy a sweet, authentic red sangria made with Rioja wines.

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 bottles of red wine (we recommend Rioja)
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup brandy (optional)


  1. Cut one orange into round slices and one into wedges. Cut lemon into round slices. Cut green apple into wedges.
  2. Pour two bottles of red wine into a pitcher. Add 4 tbsp. of brown sugar and 1 cup of brandy (optional). Squeeze wedged orange juice into the pitcher. Add orange and lemon slices. Add green apple wedges.
  3. Stir and then serve!

Find the perfect red wine for this fruity summer favorite by browsing our ever-changing seasonal selection at WTSO!


  • Who needs brown sugar? Try this easy one: one bottle of a good Rioja , half to 3/4bottle orange juice, a squeeze of lemon and pour over ice cubes. Cut fruit optional.

    • Hi Alan, thanks for reaching out! We love the deeper caramel or toffee-like flavor that brown sugar brings. But like all wines, this recipe is all about personal taste, and we love your suggestion as well!

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