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I have lived in wine country all my life. There are photos of me at five years old drinking from the wine press as we prepared to barrel our homemade wine. I appreciate good wine, red wine, white wine, cheap wine, sparkling wine, and of course a nice wine cocktail. I am not generally hard to please, but I also know something good when I have it. 

This is my favorite go-to Sangria recipe because it is simple, quick, and it still tastes like the base wine and the tangy fruit it is composed of. As perfect for a summer day as it is for a drink along with light Spanish tapas, or heavy Spanish stews. Just try it already! 

5 Ingredient Sangria

From the Minimalist Baker

1/2 fresh pineapple, chopped
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds and then halved
1 pear or stone fruit, cubed
750 ml bottle red Spanish wine (or Spanish style like a tempranillo or granacha)
1 cup  fresh orange juice

  1. Slice fruit and drop into a large pitcher.
  2. Add orange juice and wine and stir.
  3. Refrigerate until serving, at least 4 hours, up to 2 days.