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The Kensington’s Signature Summertime Sangria

The summer season is in full swing at The Kensington Sierra Madre, and we are so excited for all of our favorite refreshing cocktails and beverages! This traditional sangria recipe is one of our most popular items over the summer, and the perfect addition to any gathering with friends and family.

Cheers to a sunny summer from all of us at The Kensington!


  • 4 fresh oranges: 2 juiced and 2 halved and sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle of your favorite red wine, chilled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups sparkling water; can be lightly flavored if you wish
  • Fresh mint or basil, for garnish
  • Ice for serving


Mix your squeezed orange juice, brandy and sugar. Be sure sugar dissolves fully. Then add your favorite wine, orange and lemon slices, plus your preferred sparkling water seltzer. Stir and taste test as you go along. Garnish with extra orange, lemon or lime slices – with fresh mint or basil, too. Serve with ice. Enjoy!