Variations on a Sangria Theme


Sangria is perfect for hot summer days.  The basic recipe below can be altered any number of ways, but provides a good base for your own ideas and innovations.  Traditional sangrias are made with red wine but there are lots of options with white wine too.  Let your imagination run wild.  (I have to admit…after a few afternoon batches my recipes become quite unrestricted in terms of ingredients and ratios.  But no one seems to complain).


#1 Basic

1 bottle dry red wine

1 T sugar

Juice of 1 large orange

Juice of 1 large lemon

Large orange and lemon sliced thin

2 medium peaches – peeled, pitted and cut into chunks

1 cup club soda

Combine all ingredients except club soda and chill overnight.  Add club soda just before serving and serve ice cold.

#2  Spicy

1 bottle red wine (your preference but a Spanish Rioja is nice)

1 lime, lemon and orange cut into wedges

2 T sugar

2 t hot sauce

1 shot of rum

2 L bottle of citrus flavoured soda (I like Fresca, pink grapefruit etc.)

Pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze the juice from the fruit wedges into the wine.  Toss in the fruit and add rum, sugar and hot sauce.  Chill overnight.  Add soda just before serving.

Easy Sangria

Marinate 1 each sliced lemon, lime & orange overnight.  Add or substitute berries, grapes, melon, mangoes or pineapple if you like.  Upon serving, fill a tall glass with ice and mix half of the wine/fruit mixture with 7 up.

Kath’s quote:Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”-Louis Pasteur


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2 Comments to

“Variations on a Sangria Theme”

  1. Avatar June 23rd, 2010 at 6:40 am Victoria Says:

    A great way to stretch out your weekly alchohol budget…and so refreshing.

    I just saw a recipe for a rhubarb martini. Since I have an abundance of free rhubarb which stretches very nicely into lots of juice I think I will add this to my budget conscious repetoire of summer drinks…Maybe I’ll have you come over and blog the experience:-)

  2. Avatar June 23rd, 2010 at 8:32 am bellini valli Says:

    I was in Mexican restaurant yesterday, but could only get Sangria by the 1/2 jug…a little too much if you have to drive:D

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