Easy Sangria – Only 3 Ingredients!

Our easy sangria can be ready for your next backyard BBQ or holiday celebration 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 wine 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 sangria 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


For a fruity Christmas cocktail, try my White Cranberry Margarita.

Find lots of easy holiday cocktail recipes here on 2CM!


Our easy sangria has just 3 ingredients. An inexpensive wine, Sprite & sliced fruit are all that's needed to make this favorite summer cocktail.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 bottle inexpensive red wine chilled
  • 2 cups Sprite chilled
  • Fruit sliced (oranges, lemons, limes, berries)


  • Place ice in a large pitcher.
  • Pour red wine into pitcher.
  • Add sprite.
  • Drop in sliced fruit.
  • Serve immediately or keep chilled until guests arrive.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg

This post has been updated and was first published on May 21, 2014.


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Easy Sangria - Only 3 Ingredients!