Perfect Valentine’s Day Sangria

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Sangria continues to be a popular go-to cocktail among consumers, especially for this time of year as seen in its steady boost in popularity and continued growth in sales (according to Market Watch Mag). However with high demand, of course, comes increased price points in both retail locations and in restaurants.

While this trend is expected to continue, I’ve listed a few DIY Sangria recipes for all of the economical winos, like myself, who are looking for warmth via sangria this winter, but without the hefty price tag.

Red Sangria

Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita

1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
1 large orange, sliced
1 large apple, chopped
1 large pear, chopped
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
4 cinnamon sticks

Add fruit to a large pitcher.
Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva.
Place in fridge for an hour before serving.
Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine.
Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Add ice to top (optional).

Sparkling Sangria

Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

1 peach, sliced
½ orange, sliced
¾ cup peach brandy
1 bottle white wine, chilled
4 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Place peaches, oranges, and brandy in a pitcher then lightly muddle. Add wine and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with a peach slice.

Winter Sangria

Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

1/2 Apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1/2 pear, sliced
Cinnamon Stick
1 bottle red wine
1/2 cup Brandy
1 cup Sparkling Ice Orange Mango

Cut fruit into equal sizes and place in a pitcher with the cinnamon stick. Pour in the bottle of wine, bourbon, and Sparkling Ice Orange Mango over fruit. Gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours, up to 2 days. Serve cold over ice.

I love all these 3 recipes. But, if you ask me which is my all time fav. I will have to say the Winter Sangria. Even though it has a little more ingredients, the fruity taste is soooooo spectacular.  I love mango and the Sparking Ice Orange Mango bring this drink to the next level. 

This post was made possible thanks to my friends at Sparking Ice and Santa Margherita Wines.

14 thoughts on “Perfect Valentine’s Day Sangria”

  1. I don’t drink much but when I do this is my favorite l love sangria especially red sangria it taste great

  2. I love the idea of sangria for Valentine’s Day! We usually make it in the summer when more fruits are in season. I’ve never added cinnamon to it, but that would be a lovely winter twist!

  3. I will try this drink I checked out the price and it’s definitely cheaper at home thanks for a good idea

  4. I love the recipes All us Mommy’s need a break and this drink 🍷 is perfect 👌 for Valentine’s Day ❤️

  5. Looks pretty good and easy to make that’s one of my favorite drinks I will follow your delicious recipe

  6. I just love this recipe and what a great idea to enjoy with your loved one at home looks like a perfect drink 🍷 for valentine’s Day

  7. Thanks for the great recipes I will try them all I will try your favorite drink (winter Sangria ) first , I actually love saving money when I can it’s so much cheaper to make yourself at home

  8. You said it perfect 👌 this drink 🍷 looks and sounds so good thanks for a perfect Valentine’s Day drink 🍷 ideal

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