Summer Sangria Recipe – The Fitnessista

I believe that it’s always a good time for sangria, so please feel free to replace “summer” in the name of this easy summer sangria recipe with the season of your choice 😉

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Sangria, or wine punch, is a fantastic party beverage, especially if you can make it at home and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I made last night’s sangria at the BBQ we went to, because I had visions of exploding sangria and the Pilot’s car smelling like wine and brandy for the rest of the year. I personally don’t mind the smell of wine and brandy, though…

For this recipe, I like to use inexpensive dry red wine, like a cheap Spanish wine. If you prefer white wine, you could definitely swap the red wine for pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc and make a white wine sangria that tastes just as delicious. I know plenty of people who also like to add lemon lime soda for some carbonation, but you can skip adding that and not miss a thing. After all, the key ingredients here are the fresh fruits (summer fruit in this case) and wine for sangria that’s off the charts amazing yet surprisingly simple.

This sangria recipe might be called "Summer Sangria," but it's always a good season for sangria! This recipe makes two large pitchers--perfect for BBQs!

Summer Sangria Recipe


Summer Sangria

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  • 2 green apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • juice of one orange (1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 C sugar, divided
  • 2 C orange juice (store bought)
  • 1 C brandy
  • 1 C triple sec
  • 1 supersize bottle of *inexpensive* dry red wine OR 1.5 regular bottles


  1. Add half of all the ingredients to each pitcher
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Serve over fresh ice cubes
  4. Enjoy!


  • Halve the recipe to make just one pitcher



Sangria ingredients


Brandy and triple sec


It’s super refreshing, not too sweet and a party beverage staple in our house.

I’m off to get some groceries for the week and hit up a spin class. Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya later <3



Something to do: While we’re enjoying the day, please take a second to send love to the families of those who fought bravely, selflessly and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. The Pilot has lost some close friends, and I am forever thankful to those who dedicate their lives for our safety.

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