Ruby Red Wine Sangria

Ruby Red SangriaThere are many variations of  Sangria but the basic principle is the same. This recipe differs from most due to the lack of soda water but the grapefruit adds a bitter note to it that rounds out the beverage as whole. If you want to add brandy or whiskey to it, add approximately a 1/4 cup at the end. Remember to always serve it over ice!


  • 1 750 ml bottle of red wine (a medium bodied red wine like Garnacha, Merlot or Tempranillo)
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • ¼ cup sugar


Mix together all ingredients in together in a large bowl or pitcher and serve immediately. For an extra twist, add oranges, apples, or strawberries!

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