How To Make A Sparkling Sangria

20th January 2020

How To Make A Sparkling Sangria

The traditional way to make a Sangria is with Red Wine, fruits and a stronger spirit, but today, people often swap the Red Wine for a White Wine or even a Red or White Sparkling Wine, each bringing a different flavour to the Sangria.

How you make a Sangria depends on who you are, as every ingredient depends on your likes and dislikes, the basic list you need to follow is, Wine, Fruit & Spirit.

With just the fruit alone, the options vary widely, you can go for a Sangria with Green Fruits, Summer Berry Fruits, Tropical Fruits, Melon, or even a Banana, Orange & Mango Sangria, the choice is up to you.

You could go for a Gin like I’m going to use, or you could use a Vodka, Whisky, Rum, Tequila or maybe a mix of more than one!

You can even garnish it with different spices to give it a Hint of Spice, or you could add in some Lemons & Limes to give it a Zesty & Zingy taste.

This is one of the most customisable cocktails in the world, so give it a try, this is a chance to go wild and see what works for you.

The Ingredients I’m Going to be Using:

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Gin
  • Orange Juice
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Green Apples

Before I make it, let’s find out some more about Sangria and where it originates from.


Sangria is classed as a Punch, the first time Punch was recorded was in 1632 in British records, Punch is considered to be one of the earliest forms of a Cocktail and is possibly where all other cocktails started from.

The first time the name Sangria was used has been traced back to the 18th century in Spain, the word Sangria means Bloodletting or Bleeding in Spanish, which comes from the fact that a Sangria is normally red in colour.

Sangria is normally made in a punch bowl, to allow people to freely grab themselves a drink, normally at a party or a get together.

Sparkling Wine

I’ve gone for a bottle of Medot Extra Brut Cuvée.


Medot makes Sparkling Wines in Slovenia, the Simčič family has a long history in the wine industry, dating back to 1812, but Medot wasn’t created until the 1990s when Miro Simčič founded the company, their vineyard lies across 3 hectares in Goriška Brda, with vines dating back over 40 years.

Tasting Notes 

Aroma – “Butter, brioche, yellow stone fruits and a touch of nuttiness.”

Taste – “A zesty citrus flavour which lingers at the back of the throat with subtle hints of green fruits and hay.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine won a Silver Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category in The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

How To Make A Sparkling Sangria 

Recipe for one glass.

Chopped Fruit

Cut The Fruit.



Fruit in Wine Glass

Place the fruit into your glass.

  • Add in an ice cube.
  • Pour in 1/2 shot glass of Gin.
Fruit Wine Glass

Pour in 2 shot glasses of Orange Juice.




Sparkling Wine Fruit

Fill up with Sparkling Wine.

  • Enjoy

Sangria Tasting Notes

How To Make A Sparkling Sangria

Sparkling Sangria Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Green apples and strawberries.”

Taste – “Orange and green fruit flavours with a hint of zestiness from the Medot, you also get a slight kick from the gin.”

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.