The Goods

Recipe: Red Wine Sangria

A perennial go-to, this self-serve sipper is not just for patio season.

A perennial go-to, this self-serve sipper is not just for patio season

Howard The Wine Guy stopped by The Goods to share a budget-friendly wine cocktail that’s perfect for weddings, or any celebration you’ve got on the horizon. A perennial go-to, Red Wine Sangria is not just for patio season. Filled with of colourful and flavourful ingredients, there’s no need to use expensive wine — in fact, Howard says we shouldn’t! He recommends a Cabernet Sauvignon or something with a fruit-forward profile, and as a secret ingredient, a little cherry brandy. Mix it all up in a punch bowl and it’s a no-fuss, self-serve sipper that is sure to impress.


  • 2 bottles red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 2-3 cups sparkling water
  • 2-3 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries)
  • Splash of cherry brandy, optional


Add all ingredients to a punch bowl, mix.

Servings: Makes 6-8 servings


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