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Glass and a pitcher of classic red Sangria

Red Sangria with Cherry Shrub Syrup

A fruity pitcher of “red” sangria made with red wine, a cherry syrup for sweetness and a carbonated water or sparkling wine for the “bubbly”
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword big batch sangria, pitcher sangria, red sangria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 261kcal
Author Dorothy Stainbrook



  • 2 bottles red wine look for cherry undertones (i.e, Pinot Noir, Merlot or Syrah wines are good)
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur triple sec
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup flavored syrup I used 5-spice cherry syrup
  • 2 oranges thinly sliced
  • 2 limes thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sparkling water or sparkling wine
  • fresh mint to garnish


  • Combine all ingredients except mint and sparkling water or wine in a large container. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 24. Before serving add sparkling liquid (water or wine) and garnish with fresh mint.


Note:  nutrition calculations were made using sparkling water rather than sparkling wine.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg