Red Wine Sangria and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit

This Red Wine Sangria Recipe, like this bottle of Speak Wines says, is “just because.”

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Wine for all occasions- this is the concept behind Speak Wines, our lovely bottles of choice. This delicious Argentinian red wine, cloaked in a painterly label, speaks perfectly to any occasion. We’re sipping red wine sangria just because the days are longer, just because the task lists should be shorter, and just because so many fruits are at their absolute sweetest. We’re sipping red wine sangria to treat ourselves at the end of the day, as well as when we entertain our favorite dinner party guests. We’re sipping red wine sangria just because.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Traditional red wine sangria includes some variation of a dry red wine, a liquor such as brandy or rum, a sweetener, orange juice and fruit. We prefer to save our sugar consumption for the dessert course (which we will get to!), so this version skips the added sweeteners as well as the harder liquors (but feel free to add a splash if you have them on hand). It’s summer, so this red wine sangria is about fruit and simplicity.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Since this red wine sangria recipe comes together so easily, you can spend more time on the details like these flavor-infused ice cubes. We went with a blend of organic lemon slices, strawberries and rosemary. As the ice melts, the sangria will become more flavorful instead of watery.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

In addition to the infused ice cubes, we recommend adding a frozen mixed-berry assortment to each glass before serving. The frozen fruit will chill the wine and add more of the berries’ natural sweetness.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Red Wine Sangria
featuring Speak Wines

Think of this more as a guide, than a precise recipe.

1 bottle Speak Wines’ Malbec
1 bottle organic sparkling French Berry Lemonade (available at Trader Joe’s)
Frozen cherries
Apricots, sliced
Peaches, sliced

Fill a pitcher about halfway full with fruit, then add equal parts red wine and sparkling lemonade. Serve in glasses with infused ice cubes and frozen fruit.

Note: Remember to use clean, organic fruit when making sangria. 

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Arriving at the wine-infused fruit at the bottom of the glass is the adult version of finding the toy at the bottom of the cereal box, but even after a few rounds, there’s bound to be some extra fruit leftover. Don’t let all that flavor go to waste! Think of this dessert option as your duty to the planet.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Let any leftover infused fruit and the last droplets of wine continue to soak overnight.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Then drain, and simply blend or puree the leftover fruit and herbs into a wine-infused sauce. We like this tipsy topping on french toast, ice cream, and of course, on cake!

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

To add the fruit sauce to your Healthyish cakes, simply mix 1-2 Tablespoons into the bater, or for a layered look, spread the fruit sauce on top of the cake before baking. Then bake according to the standard instructions included with your baking kit. We went with Bright White and Very Vanilla combinations, but a fruit-topped Richie Rich Chocolate cake sounds like an excuse to make another batch of sangria.

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Be sure to save a little of the infused fruit for the garnish because you deserve something fancy!

Red Wine Sangria Recipe and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit via HealthyishFoods.com

Give this sangria a whirl, and don’t forget to tag your photos with #HealthyishFoods, so we can see your fruit-topped creations. If, for whatever reason, wine is not your jam, we’ve been known to combine dessert with whiskey too.

Santé!

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Author: Quelcy

Quelcy is a Pittsburgh based food stylist, photographer, dessert advocate and crazy dog lady. She shares seasonally inspired recipes rooted in nostalgia on her blog, WithTheGrains.com. Her favorite Healthish combo is tangy lemon cake with a dollop of dark chocolate frosting.

Healthyish Foods DIY Organic Baking Kits Vail Co


Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Welcome to the Healthyish Foods Blog. We're glad you're here! The purpose of this blog is to provide you with tips and reccomendations on how to live a Healthyish life! We will also provide you with recipes and ideas on ways that you can use your DIY organic baking kits at home.

Contact Us

News and Updates

SIMPLY, INC. interviews Healthyish Foods founder, Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh. Read the full interview here.

Pittsburgh native launches new start-up, Healthyish Foods. Read more here.

Healthyishfoods was recently featured in Vail Daily! Read the article here.

Read the Healthyish Foods Blog Post featured in The Icons of Pittsburgh here.

The Dever Post recently featured Healthyish Foods! Read the article here.

Sign Up


3 thoughts on “Red Wine Sangria and How to Use the Leftover Sangria Fruit”

Leave a Reply