Spanish Homemade Sangria Recipe. An ode to summer

Many people know the Spanish homemade Sangria recipe with Fanta but very few have mastered it. This world famous drink will be demystified just for your enjoyment. ¡Salud!

Sangria Fanta. The most refreshing Spanish homemade Recipe

What is the secret to a good Sangria with fanta?

There are as many versions of Sangria, with every individual claiming theirs to be the best.

Picking seasonal fruit

The key to mastering this recipe is picking seasonal fruit. Sangria is a summer drink and most recipes will include peaches and citric fruit, but you can also encounter some variations. If you decide to be adventurous and add other types of fruit, bear the following in mind:

  • Pick seasonal hard fruits that will not dissolve and are easy to cut into pieces.
  • Always select raw fruits, nothing that has been processed.
  • Try first as the flavour will be affected by the ingredients.
Sangria fanta
Sangria Fanta

The wine is important even if you are adding Fanta to the Sangria

The main liquor of the traditional recipe is red wine. Medium quality, something in between what you will bring to a dinner party and the kind of wine used for cooking.

While in general the better the wine the better the Sangria it is common knowledge in Spain that using a nice bottle of wine for a Sangria is close to a sin so do not waste a very nice wine on a Sangria or, if you decide to do so, do not let any Spaniard see you do it!

And now, let’s do this!

The Spanish homemade recipe

Ingredients for a big juicy jug of Spanish homemade Sangria with Fanta

  • 1 litre of red wine
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • Cinnamon stick (Mainly for show-off purposes)
  • Ice cubes
  • Fanta ( Or a sweet frizzy soft drink of your choice like Sprite)
Sangria Fanta
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1 - Prepare your fruit

  • Peel the peaches and cut them into smaller pieces (approx. 2-3 cm)
  • Get the juice from 1 orange
  • Cut the other orange and the lemon (normally into moon-shaped pieces)

2 - Prepare your sugar

Dissolve the sugar into a warm shot of water. We do this in order to avoid all the sugar from dropping to the bottom of the jug.

3 - Put everything together

Get a recipient and add all the wine, the sugar shot, the orange juice, all the pieces of fruit and the cinnamon stick.

Sangria Fanta homemade recipe
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4- Wait impatiently

Now it is time to wait if you want your Sangria to have a fruity taste and your fruit to be wine-flavoured!

You will need to leave the mix with the fruit soaking up for 2 – 3 hours in the fridge before serving.

5- Serving time!

Get the mix out of the fridge and put it into a jug with lots of ice.

5- Add the Fanta to the Sangria

This last step is optional, and it is always to be done last minute when adding the ice. If you want to soften the wine taste or the alcohol in the Sangria you can add a frizzy soft drink or soda to the mix. In general people use sweet soda or Fanta Orange/Lemon. Add little by little and try until you are happy with the taste.

Sangria Fanta homemade recipe
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Sangria with Fanta is always best enjoyed in the summer and by the sea. We sincerely hope this recipe will transport you straight to the coast of Spain!

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