Saturday, March 19, 2011


This is a great drink option for those who are not cocktail lovers.  It is light and refreshing.  My friend Missy served this Sangria at a Super Bowl party and we drank MANY pitchers full.
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 bottles of red or white wine, chilled
  • 4 C. soda water, chilled
  • Fruit to float
  1. Combine lemon juice, orange juice, and sugar in a small pitcher
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved
  3. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for at least 4 hours, then chill in the refrigerator overnight
  4. When ready to serve, combine ½ of the mixture with one bottle of wine and 2 C. of soda
  5. Float fruit on top, your choice (orange slices, lemon slices, or strawberries)
Tips and Tricks:
  • I like my Sangria over ice, but everything in this recipe is chilled, so it is not necessary.
  • I have tried this recipe with both red and white wine.  It is important to use a full bodied wine like a Merlot or a Chardonnay.  I made this with a Pinot Grigio and it wasn’t heavy enough to stand up to the fruit.
  • I made this with a ½ C. sugar and 12 packets of Splenda to cut down on the sugar. 

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