Bitter and Bold Sangria Recipe

Bitter and Bold Sangria Recipe

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

This sangria, which starts with a base of red wine and has a supporting cast of Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon is bold, bitter, and complex.

  • Yield:makes about 8 servings
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:4 hours


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/2 cup homemade cranberry syrup
  • 5 ounces bourbon, such as Four Roses Yellow Label
  • 5 ounces Campari
  • 1 orange, quartered and sliced into wheels
  • Chilled seltzer for serving
  • Fresh cranberries, halved lengthwise


  1. 1.

    Combine red wine, cranberry syrup, bourbon, and Campari in a quart jar or pitcher and stir to combine. Add half the orange slices and refrigerate until completely cool.

  2. 2.

    To serve, put about 1/2 cup of the sangria concentrate into each glass and top with 2 to 3 ounces of seltzer. Garnish with one or two of the remaining fresh orange slices and a small handful of halved fresh cranberries.