Simple Red Sangria

This simple red sangria made with Cointreau, red wine and fresh fruit, is an easy version of the classic summer refreshment.

Did you know that Cointreau is made where we live?  Well, it is.  It’s made in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, which is really just a suburb of Angers.  I didn’t know this until we moved here and I was reading travel guides to find cool things to do.  We have yet to make it to tour the factory (Carré Cointreau), but it is definitely on our to-do list for when visitors come.  Since it’s a local specialty, I thought I would use it to make this simple red sangria.

red sangria in a stemless wine glass garnished with fresh fruit and a polka dot straw, on a bright white background

What you’ll need to make this red sangria:

close up of a pitcher of red sangria with fresh fruit on a bright white background

The first time I ever had homemade sangria was at my friend Alex’s bachelorette weekend.  Of course, I had ordered sangria before at restaurants, but I found that they were always so full of juice and not very wine-y.  My friend Jane brought this sangria as her drink to share, and it was perfect.  I never knew it was so easy make.  She sent me her recipe and I tested it out with the Cointreau we had gotten as a wedding gift (last year) from the team fan club.  I served it to Marc and his friends and they loved it as much as I had at the bachelorette party.

aerial view of a pitcher of red sangria with fresh fruit on a bright white background

close up of a pitcher of red sangria with fresh fruit on a bright white background

Simple Red Sangria

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • Sliced strawberries (about 1 cup)
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 1-2 oranges, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 lime, sliced


  1. Mix orange juice, lime juice, sugar and Cointreau in a pitcher until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the wine, club soda and fruit.
  3. Chill for about an hour before serving.

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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