Embrace the flavors of Portugal with our authentic Portuguese red sangria recipe. Rooted in tradition and bursting with robust flavors, this classic sangria captures the essence of Portuguese culture and is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Join us as we delve into the rich heritage of Portuguese sangria and discover how to recreate this beloved beverage in your own home.

Ingredients for Portuguese Red Sangria:

To create this authentic Portuguese Red Sangria, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Portuguese red wine (such as Vinho Verde or Douro red)
  • 1/2 cup Portuguese Aguardente (*Optional – Extra Fortification)
  • 1/4 cup port wine (ruby or tawny)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sized lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Ice cubes for serving


1. Wash the germmys off your fruit and slice them up good

2.  In a large pitcher, combine the Portuguese red wine, aguardente, port wine, and simple syrup. Stir robustly to ensure all ingredients are well mixed. Gotta get them flavors to harmonize.

3.  Now it’s time to mix in your sliced fruits and the cinnamon stick.

4. Those delicious flavors need time to infuse. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. More flavor, more time. Infuse overnight for a more intense, delicious taste.

4. Then simply add ice to glasses, mix in white sangria. Serve and enjoy!

*Want it extra boozy and with more flavor? Add in orange triple sec.

**Add lime or lemon seltzer water for some fizz.

Portuguese Red Sangria Recipe:

Portugal is a beautiful land of warm sunshine and beautiful beaches. It’s a place to relax and let go. This sangria features rich flavors and stays true to the culture norms of Portugal. Saúde! (Cheers!)

Skip the DIY and save time by using Boozn Sam’s premade sugar-free Sangria kits.