Enjoy Easy Red Wine Sangria Recipe for your next party. Made with red wine, fresh beet juice, apple cider, bourban, and the most delicious spices, your guests will be talking about this party drink for a long time. Greet your guests at the door with this signature drink, and host the BEST festive Mexican feast!

How to Make Easy Red Wine Sangria Recipe

With a touch of spring in the air, we’re starting to get our patios ready for outdoor entertaining. Saying goodbye to winter means a fresh approach to having people over, spirits are high, people are happy, music is playing, possibly serving this Hugo Cocktail recipe, and it’s just an awesome time to throw a festive party.

How to Make Easy Red Wine Sangria Recipe

Plus, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Which means it’s Sangria season! I think you’re really going to love this post today, How to Make Easy Red Wine Sangria Recipe.

Some of our most satisfying victories of hospitality — when we’ve welcomed strangers, successfully played matchmaker, and made guests feel at home–were last-minute parties, or special times when I didn’t feel prepared. But it turns out that even when you feel you’ve come up short, at the end of the party, I’ve felt that we all became better people.

That is what I love about hospitality. Not perfection, but many times, just being willing to provide a place.

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I made a new Facebook banner, filled with bright summer colors. By the way, are you following me on my Reluctant Entertainer Facebook page? I post a lot of my friends’ delicious recipes, plus things that I find inspiring. It’s a great way to connect with recipe ideas and great seasonal inspiration. I’d love to see you there!

How to Make Easy Red Wine Sangria

How to make sangria

This recipe includes beet juice! Yes, beets! I am a huge beet lover! You can press your own beets, or buy fresh beet juice (much easier).

The other ingredients (red wine, apple cider, bourban) just come together to make the BEST sangria!

Serve in a pitcher, or a bowl with a ladle.

Ps. You can leave out the beets (but it won’t be quite the same, but still very good).

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

3 SPRING Party Planning Tips

Plan and prepare. Plan a simple meal, making it potluck, so that everyone contributes, and get as much prep work done ahead of time as possible. Don’t forget to delegate so you don’t have to do it all!

Set the table (or buffet area) the day before, including the “drink station.” Use the colors of the season by bringing fresh spring pots and plants to the entertaining area.

Create a signature drink. Think of one simple drink, with a bit of SPRING bling (fruity, healthy, spicy, festive). Bring out the punch bowl and make it easy for guests to help themselves. Have a drink ready to hand to your guests as they walk through the front door!

Sangria Recipe

Happy Spring hosting, friends!

More beverage ideas: Virgin Mimosa, Watermelon Malibu Slush [Amanda’s Cookin], and World’s Best Cosmpolitan Cocktail [Noble Pig].

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Easy Red Wine Sangria Recipe


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup of club soda
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh pressed beet juice, buy already juiced, or press your own
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, 1-inch
  • 1 lemon, cut in half (one half juiced, one half sliced)
  • 2 honey crisp apples
  • 1 orange
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Sugar


  • In a large bowl or pitcher, add red wine, apple cider, club soda, bourbon, lemon juice (1/2 lemon), cinnamon and beet juice.
  • Cut the apples into 1/2 inch pieces (leave skins on). Slice the orange. Slice the other half of the lemon.
  • Add the fresh chopped and sliced apples, oranges, and lemon to the punch mixture. Refrigerate until serving (at least 1 hour).
  • Serve in a large pitcher or punch bowl filled with ice. Garnish with whole cinnamon sticks. Offer individual servings in sugar-rimmed glasses, with an orange slice and a whole cinnamon stick!
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How to Make Red Wine Sangria Recipe

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