Drink of the Week: The Slam Dunk Sangria
Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: The Slam Dunk Sangria

Hello, basketball fans and cocktail enthusiasts! As March Madness sweeps the nation with its thrilling games and buzzer-beater moments, we’re bringing the excitement to your glass with our Drink of the Week: The Slam Dunk Sangria. Whether you’re cheering courtside or from the comfort of your own home, this vibrant and refreshing sangria is sure to elevate your March Madness experience to new heights.

This fruity concoction combines the boldness of red wine with the sweetness of seasonal fruits and a hint of brandy, creating a winning blend that’s perfect for sipping throughout the tournament.


  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • Assorted seasonal fruits (such as oranges, lemons, berries, and apples), sliced
  • Club soda (optional, for added fizz)
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir well to mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Add the sliced fruits to the pitcher and stir again to combine.
  4. Refrigerate the sangria for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the sangria over the ice.
  6. If desired, top each glass with a splash of club soda for a bit of fizz.
  7. Garnish with additional fruit slices for a festive touch.

The Slam Dunk Sangria is the perfect companion for cheering on your favorite teams during March Madness. With its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors, it’s bound to be a slam dunk with basketball fans and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Let the games begin!

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