I found a good sangria recipe and headed to the liquor store to purchase the alcohol. In line, ahead of me, was a man who said he has been a bartender for twenty years now, and that the recipe needed a few touch-ups if I wanted to make it like the Pros. So, here is what he professed to me, muchos thanks to the other submitters for their delicious versions.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice the orange, lemon, and lime into thin rounds. Place the citrus in a pitcher with the apples, cherries, and pineapple. Pour in the brandy and refrigerate for 2 hours of more. Chill the bottle of red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice at the same time.

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  • Gently crush the fruits with a spoon, then stir in the red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice. Add additional brandy or orange juice to taste.

Nutrition Facts

290.7 calories; 1.1 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 13.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (96)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This recipe is amazing! I doubled the recipe, but kept the fruit in the same amount & it was the perfect ratio. I feel like if there was less liquid (as called for in the original quantity of the recipe), it would be too chunky & perhaps difficult to drink. The flavor of this was just right! Yum! **Also, just a little tip for anyone who hasn't thought of it: Instead of adding the soda into the pitcher, I just topped off each glass with a splash of it as I served them, so the soda wouldn't go flat throughout the evening! This worked great!** Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
It was alright but Ive had better Read More
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126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This recipe is amazing! I doubled the recipe, but kept the fruit in the same amount & it was the perfect ratio. I feel like if there was less liquid (as called for in the original quantity of the recipe), it would be too chunky & perhaps difficult to drink. The flavor of this was just right! Yum! **Also, just a little tip for anyone who hasn't thought of it: Instead of adding the soda into the pitcher, I just topped off each glass with a splash of it as I served them, so the soda wouldn't go flat throughout the evening! This worked great!** Read More
(293)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This recipe is amazing! I doubled the recipe, but kept the fruit in the same amount & it was the perfect ratio. I feel like if there was less liquid (as called for in the original quantity of the recipe), it would be too chunky & perhaps difficult to drink. The flavor of this was just right! Yum! **Also, just a little tip for anyone who hasn't thought of it: Instead of adding the soda into the pitcher, I just topped off each glass with a splash of it as I served them, so the soda wouldn't go flat throughout the evening! This worked great!** Read More
(293)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
The real deal! Delicious. Took this to a party and it was gone in minutes. Try adding a little sugar if the red wine is too dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2006
I made a triple batch of this sangria and thought maybe I had made too much but by the end of the evening it was gone and people were asking for more. At first it was too tart so I added a bit of sugar and that smoothed it right out. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
I have a very similar recipe that I use: without cherries lemon or lime but with a 6oz can or pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of brandy is replaced with orange liqueur. It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
Excellent recipe with some changes. 1) Left out the cherries and pineapple. 2) Used cherry brandy. 3) Doubled the red wine OJ and soda. Served in a punch bowl and it was demolished very quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
WOW! Better than most restaurant sangrias! Easy to change up the fruit to taste! Highly recommend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
I followed this recipe to the T with the exception of the apple and it was amazing! Everyone loved it! I only had time to have the fruit soaking in the brandy for one hour...but I can imagine what it would have been like had I soaked the fruit for the two hours or overnight! The cherries were expensive...but well worth it. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2014
Are you bloody kidding me?! This was incredible! I used to have bartender made sangria all the time in bistros in Quebec City. They were delicious. Then when I moved to Colorado it was not served and lost touch with this excellent elixir. Move forward almost 15 years later I go back to Quebec City just to realize that most people use a prepared mix (like margarita mix) and just add wine; what a travesty! So I looked up this recipe and...WOW! For those of you who have read some of my reviews I always make the recipes AS IS at least the first time. Well in this case I could not find fresh pineapple and did not want the canned version so I unfortunately had to leave it out. The outcome.... even a doubled recipe DISAPPEARED in less than a half-hour! Now I call that a stamp of approval. Here is a nice little trick though. If you've macerated the fruit in the brandy for the required amount of time and don't server a lot of them in the actual drink you can make a new batch in a pinch. Ok it will not be "as good" as the first one but it is better than not having sangria!!! Thank you so much for the recipe and having rekindled my love of sangria. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
Delicious and potent. I added a mixture of fruit and as a personal preference I would not use citrus or apple. Next time I will stick to blueberries raspberries and cherries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
It was alright but Ive had better Read More
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