5-Ingredient Spanish Sangria

5 Ingredient Red Sangria | recipe via minimalistbaker.com

Let’s talk sangria, the good and the bad, shall we?

To me sangria should be slightly sweet, plenty fruity and always red. But then again, I’m probably a sangria snob just like I’m a coffee and ice cream snob. So clearly I’m not the sangria authority of the universe. However, I do know good sangria when I try it and this is that.

Orange Pear Pineapple Red Sangria

While on vacation in Bali last month we splurged one lunch and ordered a pitcher of sangria for two. It was fun to try and decipher what all of the flavors and ingredients were and once we returned home, we wanted to attempt to recreate all of our favorite aspects of the restaurant’s version in our own recipe. It starts with fruit and lots of it.

Pineapple Spanish Sangria5 Ingredient Spanish Sangria

Pineapple, pear and orange. Aren’t they the best? They make the perfect sweet and tangy fruit combo to absorb all of that red wine goodness.

Speaking of red wines we went with a Spanish tempranillo because we’ve been digging wines from Spain lately. It made the perfect not-too-dry, not-overly-sweet wine for the base of this drink.

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To sweeten things just a little  we added orange juice, but this is entirely optional if you prefer dry over sweet. This is the beauty of sangria: so customizable.

5 Ingredient Spanish Sangria | via minimalist baker

We were so happy with how this turned out! Smooth with just a little bit of spice from the tempranillo and TONS of fruit to eat with a spoon at the bottom of each glass.

This makes a lovely sangria for parties featuring Mexican food. But really it’d be good for any occasion and pairing. Enjoy!

5 Ingredient Spanish Sangria | minimalistbaker.com

4.7 from 3 reviews
5-Ingredient Spanish Sangria
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A fruity, slightly spicy red sangria with Spanish Tempranillo wine and loads of fruit. We like to call it 5-ingredient heaven.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 4
  • 1 750 ml bottle red Spanish wine (we recommend El Cortijillo, Tempranillo 2011)
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 pineapple, chopped (roughly 1 cup)
  • 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds and then halved
  • 1/2 pear, cubed
  1. Slice fruit and drop into a large pitcher.
  2. Add orange juice, then wine and stir.
  3. Refrigerate until serving - 4-6 hours would be ideal so the flavors can mingle. Drink within 1-2 days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 glass Calories: 219 Fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 24 g Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1 g

 *Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 glasses.


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  1. Donna says

    This looks like heaven….as well as “real-deal” sangria. Question…could I possibly omit the pear component as my husband…alas…does NOT like pear in any shape or form. Personally, I would love to include it….Thoughts?…Omission or substitution?

  2. says

    MMM…I love all sangria! I can’t believe you only like red sangria. The whites are so fun and summery. I’m pretty sure I could drink 3 glasses of this easily, and then I’d regret it the next morning…

  3. says

    I was in Spain for a week earlier this month and we had sangria every day! So so tasty. I’ve never really thought to make it back in England but I guess there’s no reason why not to- carry on the holiday spirit :) Love all the fruit you packed in.

  4. says

    I lived in Spain for a year and fell in love with Sangria. I’ve been looking for a sangria recipe and this looks SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lisa says

    Guess what? Here in NZ, on a sunday night I made my self HOT Sangria. Soo..smooth and so good. I made it before in Sweden style too, that’s more ingredients but very nice in winter days and for Xmas

  6. says

    Thanks for this easy and delicious idea. I love all sangria, red or white is equally magnificent. I am wondering if a little bit of Vodka would be useful in it?!

  7. MICHELLE says

    A heavenly boast of flavors topped off with a subtle but bold taste of grapes, pineapple, pears and tofu. A wonderful robust aroma emanates from each glass, one after the other. Simply stunning!

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