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Strawberries in Red Wine: the delicious recipe for drunken strawberries

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Strawberries in red wine are a quick, easy dessert recipe, an alternative and tasty idea to taste this wonderful fruit. Similar to the Spanish sangria, strawberries have an intense flavor as they are marinated in sweet red wine.

Quick and easy to make, you can serve drunken strawberries at the end of a lunch, paired with cheese or during a meal with meat or fish dishes. So let’s find out how to make strawberries in wine by following a few easy instructions.

Tips for making Drunken Strawberries

You can flavor your strawberries in red wine with the spices and aromas you prefer. You can add the seeds of a vanilla bean, some cardamom seeds, lightly crushed, a star anise, one or two cloves.

Instead of the lemon zest, you can also use orange zest. In any case, use organic and not chemically treated citrus fruits.

If you like, you can also replace the red wine with a lighter and sparkling white one, or with a prosecco at the right temperature.

Instead of brown sugar, you can also add the classic granulated sugar.

How to store Strawberries in Wine

Strawberries in red wine can be stored in the refrigerator, inside the jug and covered with a sheet of cling film, for several hours.


Red wine
750 ml
Fresh strawberries
500 g
Brown sugar
4 tbsp
cinnamon stick
Lemon zest

How to make Strawberries in Red Wine

Wash the strawberries with fresh running water, remove the stalk and cut them into wedges.

In a large jug, collect the sugar, lemon zest and the cinnamon stick.

Pour a drop of red wine and stir to dissolve the brown sugar.

Add the remaining red wine and mix again.

Add the strawberries wedges, cover with cling film and leave to macerate in a cool place for about an hour.

After this time, distribute the strawberries wedges in the individual glasses, cover them with red wine and serve.

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