Summertime Sangria

Summertime and the livin’ is easy….    a pitcher of icy cold sangria makes life at the lake even better.  Aly and I whipped this up last weekend over the 4th of July because we both had a taste for sangria ….  Might have to whip up another batch next weekend just because everyone enjoyed it so much.

So easy and so delicious … best have enough for multiple pitchers because everyone who tastes it will want a big glass (red solo cups are an excellent accompaniment if you happen to have lots of people around).

Whip up a batch of chilled red sangria and watch it disappear!

Whip up a batch of chilled red sangria and watch it disappear!

Here’s our quickie recipe, but there are lots of other alternatives … just google white or red sangria recipe to find more choices.  Our choices were limited by the size of our pitcher, we just kept making multiple batches – unfortunately it’s best to let the flavors meld for a few hours before enjoying, but we worked with what we had.  🙂

Summertime Chilled Sangria

2-3 oranges

2 lemons

3 limes

2-3 apples

bottle of red blend wine (dry, not sweet)

1/2 cup Gran Marnier (or triple sec or a combination plus some brandy, we just happened to have 2 bottles of Gran Marnier so that’s what went in)

1/2 cup (or more) pineapple juice

1/2 cup (or more) orange juice

Mix all together and allow to chill in the refrigerator to absorb flavors for at least 3-4 hours.

Fill glass 1/2 full of ice cubes, pour in chilled Sprite, fill with Sangria and fruit.  ENJOY this refreshing fun alternative to a cold beer on a hot summer day!  Can be made in a cooler with a dipper for on the boat.

Yum!  What’s your favorite sangria recipe?


  1. Just tried your Sangria recipe, it is REALLY good!! The hardest part is the waiting… (may have cheated on that bit).
    I haven’t heard of using the chilled Sprite before, it really makes for a refreshing drink.

  2. A bit of a variation from your recipe!

    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup brandy
    1 cup club soda
    750 ml bottle red wine
    Mix in large pitcher and add fruit:
    sliced, lemon & orange
    1/4 cup strawberries

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