Summer Sangria

Sake Sangria

Before making this sangria I had never drank sake. My husband and I went to Binny’s and asked their staff what was a good affordable sangria. She asked what we were using it for, and when I told her the look of horror was hilarious. Apparently using sake for sangria is sacrilegious. So be warned 😉

Half Bottle (about 1 1/2 cup) Sake
1 1/2 cup Pomegranate Wine
3 cups Plum Wine
1/2 cup Grenadine
1 cup Orange juice
1 1/3 cup Pomegranate juice (POM Wonderful)
1/2 cup Pineapple juice

Oranges
Jar of Maraschino Cherries

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

Watermelon Sangria

Sangria always tastes better when you let it sit so the fruit has time to infuse the liquer/juice with their flavor, however, since we’re juicing the watermelon and adding it in this is more of an “instant” sangria. Give it a couple of hours before serving.

4 bottles Sauvignon Blance
1 bottle Watermelon Moscato (Afternoon Delight)
4 tablespoons Simple Syrup
1/2 cup Peach Schnapps
1/4 cup Peach Brandy
1/4 cup Peach Margarita mix

1 mini watermelon, sliced and remove the seeds
2 necturines
1 lime
strawberries

Juice remaining watermelon and add to sangria

Makes a little over 2 gallons of sangria

 

Margarita Sangria

2/3 cup Agave Nectar Syrup
1/2 cup Silver Tequila
1/4 cup pure Lime Juice
1 bottle white wine (I used Spatlese)

2 lemons, sliced into thin rounds
2 limes, sliced into thin rounds
1 naval orange, halved and sliced into thin rounds

lemon-lime soda

To serve: fill glass with 1/4 lemon-lime soda and 3/4 sangria mix

*Times recipe by 4 to make a little over 2 gallons

 

Orange Mango Sangria

4 bottles (750ml ea) of White Wine
1 bottle (1 liter) of Triple Sec
2 cups (16 oz) of Key Lime Rum
3/4 cup Agave Nectar Syrup
3 cups (24oz) of Mango Puree Juice
3 cups Pure Lemon Juice
3 cups Orange Juice (pulp free)

1 Mango
Strawberries
1/2 Lemon
2 Cinnamon Sticks

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

 

(Olive Garden) Red Sangria

I received this recipe from a family friend. Truthfully, I got this so long ago I don’t remember how much I changed verses kept the same. So I can’t take credit for this one.

1 1/2 liter Red Table Wine
1 cup Grenadine
2 cups Cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/4 cup Sweet Vermouth
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Strawberries
Oranges
Raspberries
Blackberries
Nectarines
Apples

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 1 gallon of sangria

White Sangria

One of my original creations you can’t go wrong with this simple but delicious sangria.

Small and Simple Version

1 bottle Resling
3/4 cup Pear Liquor
1/3 cup Peach Brandy
1/8 cup Sweet Vermouth
2 cups White Peach Grape Juice

1 Honeydew Melon (sliced)
1 Pear (sliced)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 1 gallon of sangria

Large and Strong Version

4 bottles Riesling
1 bottle Pear Liquor (Poire Liqueur, 375ml) 
1 cup Peach Brandy
1/2 cup Sweet Vermouth
8 cups White Peach Grape Juice
1/2 cup Vodka
1/3 cup Apple Liqueur

1 Honeydew Melon (sliced)
3 to 4 Pears (sliced)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Make a little over 2 gallons

 

Tropical Sangria

I will admit this is not one of my prettier sangrias (it comes out looking like a vegetable-based health drink), however the taste more than makes up for it. This sangria is perfect for sitting next to the pool with a little umbrella in your class.

Version 2 – created August 2017

1 bottle Sweet Pineapple Wine (Gallo Family)
2 bottles Moscato (Flip Flop)
1 bottle Pineapple Orange Guava juice (Langers, 64 oz)
6 cups Pineapple Orange juice (Dole)
1 cup Pineapple Orange juice (Dole)
1 cup Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan)
1 cup Black Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan)
2 cups Kinky
1 cup Blue Curacao

1 mini Pineapple (sliced into rounds or half-rounds)
1 large Orange (sliced into rounds or half-rounds)
1 Lime (sliced into rounds)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

Version 1 – created June 2016

2 bottles Moscato
1 bottle Reisling
1 bottle Kosher White Wine (Kedem Wine Cream White Kosher, 750ml)
1 bottle Spiced Rum (Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum, 750 ml)
1 bottle Pineapple Juice (Dole 100% real pineapple 59oz)
4 Cups Orange Peach Mango Juice Blend (Dole)
1 cup Blue Curacao

1 Pineapple
2 Oranges
1 Lime

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria