Cool Down with the Perfect Homemade Sangria

Sangria Who doesn't like a nice cool fruity beverage for the hot summer days? Whether you're catching some sun by the pool or relaxing by a bonfire with s'mores nothing says summer quite like a nice glass of chilled...

Sangria
Sangria

Who doesn't like a nice cool fruity beverage for the hot summer days? Whether you're catching some sun by the pool or relaxing by a bonfire with s'mores nothing says summer quite like a nice glass of chilled homemade sangria!

Red or white wine packed with fresh fruit, make sangrias a perfectly refreshing drink and the perfect addition to any outdoor (or indoor) party not only for summer but any time of the year. Making a pitcher of sangria is as easy as can be. This recipe is sure to be a hit and keep your guests happy and hydrated.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients: 

  • One bottle of dry red wine (Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon preferrable)
  • One 2 Liter bottle of Sprite or other carbonated lemon-lime soda of your choosing
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 5 oranges, sliced in quarters
  • 3 limes, sliced in quarters
  • 2 lemons, sliced in quarters
  • 1 box of berries of your choice

Optional:

  • other fruits of your liking like apples, pears, cherries etc.
  • mint for garnish
  • brandy

Instructions:

In a large bowl or pitcher combine the red wine and Sprite or lemon-lime soda to your preferred mixture. Cut the oranges, limes, lemons and other fruits into quarters and add to the mixture. Open and rinse the berries before adding desired amount to the sangria. Using a big spoon carefully stir the drink and add in the sugar. Serve in a chilled wine glass over ice and enjoy! *Be sure to keep the drink refrigerated.

Tips:

For some extra fruity flavors use a box of Franzia 'Fruity Red Sangria' as your wine of choice. You can also add a cup of grapefruit or orange juice for some extra sweetness and substitute for sugar.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and please feel free to contact us for even more yummy ideas!