Southern Summer Sangria

Southern Summer Sangria

Southern Summer Sangria ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month

What says summertime more than sangria? When the air is warm and the sun is shining, there’s nothing more we love than sitting poolside with a nice glass of chilled sangria. Sangria is one of those drinks that is completely customizable depending on your taste preferences. You can use red or white wine as a base, or even a rosé depending on your flavor preferences. Whether you prefer your sangria sweet or savory, there is no wrong way to make this timeless summer classic. From raspberries and mangoes to cucumber and mint, your sangria can be completely personal. If bold and fruity is your preference, then our Southern Summer Sangria is the perfect accompaniment to this summer.

Sweet, simple, and just a little tangy, Southern Summer Sangria can be found in our fridge all summer long. We used apples and oranges for this recipe, but you are welcome to adapt it to your taste preferences. Some sangria recipes also use rum, but we found that brandy paired better with the Spanish red wine. All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and can be prepared in under ten minutes. Did you make this recipe? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page!

What You’ll Need:

1/2 medium red apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces) 1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed) 3 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup orange juice 1/3 cup brandy (or to taste) 750ml bottle of your favorite Spanish red wine

*Please note this recipe contains alcohol and is not suitable for consumers under the age of 21.


  1. Add apples, oranges, and brown sugar to a large pitcher. Muddle for 45 seconds-1 minute
  2. Add orange juice and brandy. Muddle again for 30 seconds, ensuring everything is combined
  3. Stir in red wine, tasting and adjusting flavor as needed. Add more orange juice or brandy depending on your preference.
  4. Pour approximately 1 cup of ice and stir once more to chill.
  5. Add orange slices for garnish. Pour, sip, and enjoy!


We hope you like our Southern Summer Sangria recipe! All you need to enjoy is your friends and some warm weather. Also, note that leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, although this recipe is best enjoyed fresh.

If you’ve made and enjoyed any of our Southern Scoop recipes, then we’d love to see your creations! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using our hashtag #MySweetSouthern. Meanwhile, if you haven’t seen our other recipes make sure you check the Gulf Coast Blog! Since we’ve got you covered from Panama City, Florida to Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan Alabama, make sure to browse on over to our events page to find out about what’s happening in your vacation area! Thank you for being a part of the Southern family, and we’ll see you next month with another delicious quick recipe!

2022-07-13T13:21:23-05:00May 27th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

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