With the summer weather still in full force for a lot of us, I thought a Sangria would do the trick as a liquid accompaniment for a relaxing braai (barbecue) with family or friends and best of all it can be made ahead of time.




50g castor sugar
125ml port
Rind from one orange
6 cloves
2 sticks cinnamon
750ml orange juice
750ml dry red wine
125ml brandy
1 litre lemonade / sprite
1 orange quartered and sliced
1 lime thinly sliced
1 red apple cored and sliced


  1. Combine the sugar, port, orange rind, spices and juice in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Remove from the heat and cool.
  4. Add the wine, brandy, lemonade, orange and lime and stir through and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Add the apple just before serving.


Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius


24 thoughts on “Sangria

  1. Nice recipe. The sangrias I drank comprised of red wine and sprite I think, with orange slices thrown in. This looks much better. Can’t wait for summer, still many months away

  2. Ahh, wish it was summertime up here and I was sipping on Sangria. But alas, it’s just about the coldest, snowiest winter ever here in New York!

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