Single Serve Sangria for one

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Single Serve Sangria for one – Happy Saturday, my friends! It’s the weekend…which means it’s cocktail time. (Or is that just me?)

I think every Saturday should be Sangria Saturday, don’t you?

Single Serve Sangria makes one serving of summer sangria. It's the perfect fast and easy cocktail recipe!

The warmer weather that we’ve been experiencing in it-never-rains California is making me want sangria. I’ve been dreaming of summer barbecue, pool parties, and lots of sangria. And then I wake up and it’s the end of spring break, school is as busy as ever, and my pool feels like it’s -67°.

It might feel like summer is already here…but it’s not, so my dreams are still just that. And since it probably snowed on some of the flyover states the other day, y’all are probably dreaming of it too, right?

Until last summer, I never had sangria. I’d never been interested in this delightfully fruity wine concoction until I realized that it could be made with white wine. Then I made some for a party and was instantly smitten. I started craving sangria all. the. time. There was just one problem with that:

Sangria serves a crowd. I’m just one person and we rarely ever have a crowd over. An entire pitcher of sangria + Dorothy = not a very good thing.

So last week when I was totally craving sangria and I was the only one drinking, I thought up my new favorite thing:

Sangria for one. Single serve sangria. RIGHT!!??

Single Serve Sangria makes one serving of summer sangria. It's the perfect fast and easy cocktail recipe!

How to Make This Single Serve Sangria

I was going to call this recipe “Single Girl Sangria” but then I wondered if that wasn’t PC. Then I realized it’s probably not SEO friendly and I’m a total SEO slave. So I’m just going to refer to this drink in my head as Single Girl Sangria and outwardly I’ll shout it as Single Serve Sangria.


A few notes about making your own individual sangria:

  • You can use any fruit or wine combination you want. I like white wine and I’m partial to the citrus + strawberry combination. Just cut up enough fruit for one glass.
  • Use a wine that’s a little sweeter. Good sangria white wines are Sauvignon Blanc or Pino Grigio, but you can use chardonnay in a pinch.
  • Sangria tastes best when it’s been sitting for a few hours. It’s why it’s a great party drink. If you’re making it for yourself, you don’t have to do that but if you know you’re going to want some single girl sangria, add the fruit to your glass of wine as soon as you think about it. I made mine in the morning for an evening indulgence. Even an hour or two of soaking is just fine.
  • I like my sangria with a little bit of rum. Because…rum.
  • I also like my sangria less sweet. If you like yours sweeter, add a teaspoon of sugar.
  • And, lastly, I like some sparkling in my sangria. I used plain sparkling water (again, less sweet and less calories), which I just added right before drinking. You can also use lemon lime soda (regular or diet).

This is the perfect drink to make you dream of summer. Even if you’re dressed in snow boots inside your house in front of a warm fire watching Grey’s Anatomy while your husband is out of town.

Single Serve Sangria

Albeit that’s a little depressing, but whatever. It’s still single serve sangria for one. 🙂

Single Serve Sangria
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Single Serve Sangria

The perfect drink for summer...when you just want ONE serving of sangria!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 311 kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 strawberry or 3 raspberries
  • 1 slice orange or lemon
  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1 cup white wine like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 1/2-1 cup sparkling water


  1. Add fruit, rum, and wine to your glass. If you are going to drink the sangria immediately, add the sparkling water. Otherwise, cover and chill until ready to drink, then add the sparkling water to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Single Serve Sangria
Amount Per Serving (1 sangria)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ooo this looks delicious – perfect for your hot Californian weather (which I can only dream about!) Perfect that it is single serving, sometimes, a large pitcher of sangria disappears too quickly in a room – even if only one person is in the room! 

  2. This is such a great idea! My mom loves sangrias, but my dad hates them so they rarely make a whole pitcher unless friends are over 🙂 

  3. Wow, this looks so good. As I’m drinking my coffee this morning, this doesn’t even compare. 🙂 Only if we had a warm weather. It’s going to snow today!

  4. What a great idea to make a single serve sangria! Love how you can enjoy just one good glass. Looks so beautiful and like summertime!

  5. This is your next book theme, Dorothy.”Single Serving Drink Mashups”. Put me on the waiting list. Though enjoying a cocktail alone may not be optimal, how wonderful to have the option when you are in the mood for sangria and, for whatever reason, no one else is joining you! I know this is a recipe I will be referring to all summer long. 🙂

  6. how is a single serve sangria for one depressing?! this is brilliant!!! I only make pitchers when we have company for that reason. .  now I can make one whenever I want one! love this! 

  7. I cannot wait to make this! Sometimes you just need a little Sangria after a long Tuesday, and single serving will make for a much easier Wednesday morning 😉

  8. Dorothy I must admit I never cared for this drink and have never tried one that stuck but your share looks delish!!!! A must try just pinned. 

  9. Love this! I couldn’t drink an entire pitcher on my own!

  10. This looks ridiculously good, and I think I might need a couple glasses 🙂

  11. I could go for a trough-full right now! Love that this is a small serving for when the craving (or more like, the NEED) strikes 🙂

  12. So, just ended a huge holiday gathering weekend and I need. This. Now. Please attach an IV. I LOVE sangria!

  13. Love the idea of a single serve sangria! I love me some sangria and make a ton of it for parties and gatherings during the summer, but this is awesome when it’s just me and I want to enjoy a tasty drink 🙂 

  14. I tried top print recipe. but the print was the print was to light to see.

    My ink is ok. Can you help me?

    • I’m not sure why that is Gayle. Are you using the print button in the recipe itself? For me it opens a new tab and the writing is black and printable. If all else fails, copy and paste the recipe into a word document and make it a color that works for you.

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