Get the recipe for a simple, easy-to-prepare, classic red wine sangria made with a cannabis tincture and your choice of red wine or grape juice. Easily customizable, this is the perfect cannabis cocktail or mocktail to enjoy all year long.
- A simple, classic recipe for cannabis red wine sangria
- Instructions for making a cannabis alcohol tincture
- Options for making this a cocktail or mocktail
Why You Will Love This Recipe
I've shared a ton of cannabis drink recipes here on the blog, but this is by far the most popular summertime staple.
And I am excited because this cannabis sangria is the very first cocktail I am sharing from my Cannabis Drinks Made Simple Cookbook!
This recipe uses an alcohol-based cannabis tincture, so if you don't yet have one made yet, be sure to grab my guide for making the Green Dragon tincture or the QWET Freezer Golden Dragon tincture.
In this guide, I will share the step-by-step instructions for making this recipe, share different ways you can customize this recipe to make it your own, and talk more about combining alcohol and cannabis safely.
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- Oranges - washed with the rind on, sliced, and diced. Feel free to use different types of oranges for different flavor combinations - tangerines, blood oranges, or honeybells are all awesome choices!
- Lemons - washed with the rind on, sliced and diced
- Bottle of red wine - A whole bottle of a Spanish red wine of your choice - Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah are all tasty
- Cannabis alcohol tincture - You want to ensure you are using an alcohol-based tincture, not an oil-based tincture. You can learn more in the alternative infusion option section below
- Frozen berry mix - Feel free to use any type of frozen berry that you like. Frozen raspberries, blackberries, or a full mix work great
- While cinnamon stick - to add a slightly spicy flavor
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 - In a half-gallon-sized mason jar, muddle the orange and lemon with a wooden spoon.
- Step 2 - Add the wine, cannabis tincture, frozen berries, and cinnamon stick.
- Step 3 - Attach a tight-fitting lid and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
- Step 4 - After 12 hours, strain and pour. Serve over ice. Garnish with reserved fruit as desired.
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
This delicious sangria can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The longer the sangria sits, the longer the flavors will have to come together and develop.
Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options
As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something. Below we will explore all of the different ways you could infuse this delicious red wine sangria.
Before getting started with this cannabis sangria recipe, you want to make sure that you already have a cannabis alcohol tincture prepared first.
A tincture is made by extracting cannabis compounds with high-proof grain alcohol.
If you have not yet made a cannabis tincture, you will want to prepare either one of the following tinctures:
If you have already turned your cannabis tincture into cannabis sugar, you could easily infuse this recipe by adding ⅓-1/2 cup of cannabis sugar in place of the tincture.
Notes & Expert Tips
- Traditional red sangria is made with red wine, traditionally a Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah. If you use a bottle of red wine to make this sangria, it will taste like more of a traditional sangria, and it will also be higher in alcohol content.
- Make it a mocktail! If you use a bottle of no-added-sugar grape juice to make your sangria, it will have less of a traditional flavor, but will also have less alcohol content.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making cannabis sangria can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common frequently asked questions I get asked by my Well With Cannabis Community.
vI do not think that any oil-based infusions like cannabis coconut oil, cannabutter, or even cannabis concentrates would work well in this recipe; it really needs to be a cannabis tincture to maintain the best consistency.
Yes, simply swap the wine for your favorite red grape juice, and be sure to evaporate any extra alcohol from your tincture.
Check out all of my delicious cocktail recipes in my new cookbook Cannabis Drinks Made Simple!
A Word of Caution On Cannabis Cocktails
I like cannabis a lot more than I like alcohol, but every once in a while I like to enjoy a good cocktail or glass of wine.
On a very rare occasion, I like to combine my cannabis and alcohol in one, like with a cannabis cocktail.
But before getting started, I want to warn you that edibles can affect you much differently than inhaled cannabis or topically applied cannabis.
Cannabis edibles can be strong and potent, even causing hallucinogenic side effects in some situations.
If you are brand new to cannabis edibles, be sure to grab my beginner's guide to cannabis edibles before you get started to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Combining Cannabis and Alcohol
Both THC and alcohol have the ability to produce intoxicating effects.
On top of that, they both can affect everyone very differently based on our own unique physiology and endocannabinoid systems.
This cannabis sangria is combining two intoxicating ingredients - cannabis and alcohol - so I want you to take special care to be mindful of your consumption amount and your own personal tolerance levels.
Cannabis tinctures are made with high-proof alcohol.
The cannabis potency can vary greatly from batch to batch depending on the amount and quality of cannabis used.
Please make sure you are using your best judgment, and my edibles dosage calculator, so that you can enjoy your cannabis sangria safely and responsibly.
How to Determine The Dosing
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Easy Cannabis Red Wine Sangria
- 1 medium orange washed with the rind on, sliced and diced
- 1 medium lemon washed with the rind on, sliced and diced
- 750 ml bottle of Spanish red wine, of choice (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah)
- ¼ cup cannabis alcohol tincture Green Dragon
- 1½ cups frozen berry mix
- 3" piece cinnamon stick
- In a half-gallon sized mason jar, muddle the orange and lemon with a wooden spoon.
- Add the wine, cannabis tincture, frozen berries, and cinnamon stick.
- Attach a tight-fitting lid and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, strain and pour. Serve over ice. Garnish with reserved fruit as desired.
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Tasty! I followed the recipe using a cheap Pinot Noir and I like that the cannabis is not too overpowering
Yay, I'm so happy to hear you gave this recipe a try and enjoyed it, Paul! Thanks so much for letting us know 😀
Thank you for the information. Can you help me to determine how much ThC tincture I will need to add 3 gallons of wine I am making. I would like a medium strength type effect. The flower I will be using I’m guessing is about average, nothing strong and it’s not low quality. So around 10mg per glass? I want an affect that is just enough but not strong. I was thinking I would need about 10 grams of flower total to get enough tincture for 3 gallons of wine but I wanted to ask the expert. Thank you
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Brad. I adjusted Emily's recipe to 384oz (3 Gallons), which is the total of all ingredients combined. This calls for 3 cups of cannabis tincture. With 10g of 15% decarbed THC and 3 cups of 190 proof alcohol, you'll have a total batch content of roughly 1,250mg. For 10mg THC servings, you'll have 125 - 3oz. servings. If you are in fact using 3 gallons of wine in addition to the other ingredients, let me know and I will re-adjust the numbers for you. I hope this helps!