Easy Sangria – Only 3 Ingredients!

Our easy sangria can be ready for your next backyard BBQ in a matter of minutes. It has just 3 ingredients, an inexpensive red wine, lemon-lime soda & sliced fruit like oranges, lemons, limes and berries. See easy! It may just become your new favorite go-to summer cocktail.

3 ingredient sangria photo of filled glasses with garnishes of fruit

I love throwing backyard parties for summer holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Of course, that entails a lot of work that can keep me pretty busy. If I don’t plan it out ahead of time, I feel that by the time everything is ready and I’m set to relax and enjoy my company, it’s time for everyone to leave. However, sangrias, like my Sunshine Sangria, Watermelon Sangria and this 3 ingredient Easy Sangria, eases the burden of some of the prep and they taste delicious too. They also make a great centerpiece for a bar setup.

Easy Sangria pitcherful | 2 Cookin Mamas

Easy Sangria is a money-saver for a party

It’s also a great money saver when purchasing liquor for a large crowd. It stretches a bottle of wine to serve about twice as many people and the ability to use a little cheaper blend is a big plus. Of course, it looks bright and cheery too after the fresh fruit has been added, just like a burst of color from summer flowers.

Easy Sangria served | 2 Cookin Mamas

One bottle of wine will make about 8 1-glass servings and, by keeping any extra bottle of wine and sprite chilled, you can whip up another pitcher in just a few minutes. And sangria is a great all around cocktail. People that are white wine drinkers love it as well as red wine lovers.

Easy Sangria closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

Wondering what glass to serve it in? I like to use a red wine glass for this particular sangria but you could also use a martini glass or an old-fashioned glass. What to serve it with? Well, it goes great with just about any meal you can think of except those leaning towards the sweet side. Think more along the lines of spicy, like Spanish, Tex-Mex and Thai dishes or try it with nice grilled, seared or pan-fried seafood.

Easy Sangria overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas


5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Our easy sangria has just 3 ingredients. An inexpensive wine, Sprite & sliced fruit are all that's needed to make this favorite summer cocktail.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keywords: 3 ingredient sangria, easy sangria, sangria
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1 bottle inexpensive red wine chilled
  • 2 cups Sprite chilled
  • Fruit sliced (oranges, lemons, limes, berries)
  1. Place ice in a large pitcher.
  2. Pour red wine into pitcher.
  3. Add sprite.
  4. Drop in sliced fruit.
  5. Serve immediately or keep chilled until guests arrive.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Check out more of  Mama’s favorite cocktails on our Pinterest board, Mama’s Cocktails!

Mamas Cocktails Pinterest board


What\'s better than a refreshing cocktail for your Memorial Day BBQ? An easy and delicious one! Our easy sangria has only 3 ingredients and can be ready in a matter of minutes. Combine inexpensive red wine, lemon-lime soda & sliced fruit, like oranges, lemons, limes and berries, and go. It may just become your new favorite go-to summer cocktail. #cocktail #summer #easy #recipe #wine #red #foracrowd #simple

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  • Reply
    05/21/2019 at 12:23 pm

    what type of red wine did you use

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/21/2019 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Isabella! I usually use a malbec or pinot noir as they are a little lighter and pair well with the fruit. You could also use a merlot or a red zinfandel. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    02/15/2019 at 1:31 pm

    5 stars
    This sangria really was SO easy! And delicious, too!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/19/2019 at 11:41 am

      It’s always good to have in your repertoire for last minute cocktails.

  • Reply
    Julie Evink
    02/15/2019 at 12:24 pm

    5 stars
    You had me at three ingredients! I love easy drinks that I can throw together when I have guests over that everyone will love!

  • Reply
    06/15/2016 at 8:48 pm

    Love your receipes.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/20/2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Peggy! Glad you enjoy them.

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