Monday, June 20, 2011


We had a barbecue to celebrate Father's Day, and Alexis' birthday, and I made Sangria for the first time!  It was a huge hit, and I will definitely be doing it again.  I made a red and a white Sangria.  Definitely check out the recipe that I used!

For the best party sangria, you will need: 

  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges 1 Lime cut into wedges2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (I left this out)
  • 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
  • 4 Cups ginger ale or club soda


    Thinly slice all of the lemons, limes, and oranges, then give them a squeeze into the best pitcher you have, add the wine, and toss the fruit into the pitcher.  Add the sugar, and chill overnight.  Right before you serve add fresh strawberries, and the sparkling soda of your choice.  I am telling you, it is delicious!

     For the white Sangria you will need:
    • 1 Bottle of white wine (Riesling, Albarino, Chablis, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc)
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 3 oranges (sliced)
    • 1 lemon (sliced)
    • 1 lime (sliced)
    • 2 cups of strawberries
    • 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)
    Just as before, slice up the fruit and give it a squeeze into the pitcher with the wine.  Stir in the sugar until dissolved, and chill over night.  Just before serving add the ginger ale or club soda, and voila!

    There wasn't a drop of either Sangria left, it was a real hit!

    1 comment:

    Natalie said...

    Um, last time we had sangria you gave Alek a black eye. I'm just sayin...