This warm red sangria recipe features a blend of juices, orange liqueur, and sugar that is warmed up until fragrant!
This sangria is belly-warming and delicious. A perfect drink to relax with on a cold night!
Making this easy sangria recipe with red wine and orange juice is a great way to give your bottle of wine a makeover. While sangrias are often seen as a cold summer drink, warming it up a little and adding more flavor and fruit really help to keep the fun all year long. Modify this easy sangria recipe for a crowd or keep it small and simple enough for one or two glasses, and enjoy a cozy night in.
What Is Hot Sangria Recipe?
There is nothing to hide with this recipe, warm red sangria is exactly what the name implies; sangria that is warmed over a hot stove! Sangria is a wine “punch” that is made with wine, fresh fruit pieces, and fruit juice.
Some sangrias have sweeteners like sugars and some are made with liqueur or alcohol. There are many options when it comes to sangria! My absolute favorite sangria is this Mango Sangria recipe followed by this Summer Sangria.
But sangria does not have to be a warm-weather drink! By heating it up and adding in some comforting fall and winter flavors we get a drink that rivals that of mulled wine making it a holiday drink to keep close by.
Ingredients you’ll need for red sangria:
- Red wine— I like to use Pinot Noir
- Cherry juice
- Orange juice
- Orange liqueur
- Granulated Sugar
- Orange slices
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Warm Sangria
STEP ONE – This red wine sangria is so easy and crazy good! In a saucepan, combine red wine ( I used a pinot noir), cherry juice, orange juice, orange liqueur, sugar, and fresh orange slices.
STEP TWO – Allow the mixture to come to a simmer so that the sugar dissolves.
STEP THREE -Pour sangria into mugs, garnish with orange slices and enjoy!
Keep sangria warm over the stove or in a small crockpot.
- Sweetener. Maple syrup or simple syrup can be used to sweeten the mixture in place of part of the sugar. Sugar substitutes like Stevia or Swerve can also be used.
- Fruit juices. If you do not want to use cherry juice, pomegranate, or cranberry juice would work well! Vodka (especially flavored) or brandy can be used in place of the orange liqueur.
- Alcohol. If you do not wish to use liqueur you can use brandy instead.
- For adding more flavor. Add some sliced apples and oranges to the saucepan for additional extra flavor that’s perfect for Fall.
- Still want a cold sangria? You can serve this red wine sangria chilled instead of warm by pouring it into a large pitcher and then topping it off with club soda before serving.
- White wine instead of red? Try this White Sangria Recipe that combined lemonade, white grape juice, and cranberries for a fun winter drink.
Warm Red Wine Sangria vs Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is warmed red wine that has been infused with spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, anise, and vanilla, whereas sangria uses fruit and juice to season the drink. Both beverages can contain other forms of alcohol, however.
What Fruit Goes In Red Sangria?
Red wine can have so many variances in flavors. Some wines have hints of berries or citrus and others have woodsy flavors that work with fruits like apples, pears, and stone fruits. When it comes to red sangria recipes, I say with a few exceptions, any fruit will work! Let your pallet and preference be your guide!
What Red Wine To Use For Red Sangria Recipe?
I prefer to use a full-bodied red wine like a pinot noir, merlot, or cabernet sauvignon. You want something dry but with fruity notes.
Avoid sweet wines since you are adding sweet fruit juices and sugar.
How To Serve Red Sangria
If you are hosting family or an event the easiest way to serve this recipe is in a slow-cooker. You can place all the ingredients in your crockpot and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover and keep the slow-cooker set on low. Alternatively, you can keep your sangria warm in a coffee urn if you have one at your disposal.
- 1 750 ml red wine (I used pinot noir)
- ½ cup cherry juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- ¼ orange liqueur
- ½ cup sugar
- Orange slices
- In a medium saucepan placed over medium heat, combine the red wine, cherry juice, orange liqueur, sugar and orange slices..
- Heat to a simmer an stir until sugar has dissolved. Keep sangria over low heat.
- Garnish with additional orange slices.