sangria in the house

sangria recipe

We had some friends over this past weekend and I went a little fruity-wine-crazy for the occasion. I usually default to white wine sangria, but lately I’ve been favoring red wine, so I wanted to give its sangria counterpart a try. Consequently I made too much of each to fit in my fabulous containers that I had no other choice but make a combination of the two.

raspberry peach sangria

One of the perks of sangria is that you need to buy cheap wine. Getting the more expensive stuff doesn’t do you any favors, so go to the “value glass” wine section and pick your poison.  I went for a chardonnay since it was going to get sweetened up. But I found recipes that called for any type of white wine (reisling, pinot, chardonnay, etc)

sangria ingredients

Raspberry Peach Sangria

  • 1 Liter white wine
  • 2 cans* peach nectar
  • 1 package frozen** peaches
  • 1 package frozen** raspberries+
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • sugar, optional, to taste
Mix wine and nectar together. Add fruit. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Gently stir mixture and add sugar (1/4-1/2 Cup) if desired.   Continue to refrigerate and serve when ready!
*I started out with just one can of peach nectar and it was still really wine-tasting by the next day. I ended up adding another can by the time I was pleased with it. It’s really a taste-as-you-go process to get it how you like it.
**of course you can use fresh fruit, it just wasn’t in season/as economical at the time I made this.
+I actually just used half the raspberries so I could use the other half in the red. But if I was just making the one, I would put the whole thing in. There’s no science for the fruit, put in however much you want.
alrighty, onto the red:
strawberry lime sangria
  • Red Wine (I used a boxed sweet merlot)
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 package frozen strawberries
  • 1 package frozen raspberries
  • peach nectar, optional, to taste

Add fruit to red wine. Refrigerate. Drink! This one was super easy. The lime added a really strong but unique flavor. I think I ended up pouring some extra peach nectar into it eventually too, but the sweet merlot was so sweet on its own, it really didn’t need too much added to it.
I’ve also seen a lot of red wine sangria recipes with oranges and other citrus fruits. The lime gave it such a strong flavor, I can’t imagine what adding more citrus fruits would do.
sangria
The beauty of sangria is that it’s practically foolproof. Even though I have these recipes, the next time I make it (and don’t worry, there will be a next time) I’ll probably use a different combination of fruit, juice and wine. I’ve had versions with peach schnapps, some with club soda, the combinations are endless.
By the way, the third bottle was really a mishmash of all of the above. It was heavy on the red wine, sans the lime, and I added a can of drained pineapple chunks. Still tasty.
Foolproof I tell ya!
What’s your favorite kind of sangria? What fruit/juice/ingredient combos do you use?

19 Responses to sangria in the house

  • Bob
    April 24, 2012

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

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  • Heather
    April 26, 2012

    Where did you get the cute bottles?

    • DeAndrea
      April 26, 2012

      They look like Patron tequila bottles.

      • steph
        April 26, 2012

        Yup! DeAndrea is right. They are Patron bottles. If you know someone who works at a bar see if they can get you one once its all gone, bars just throw the bottles away!

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  • Cheryl S.
    May 13, 2012

    …can’t have the Sangria (allergic to grapes…tragic, I know), but LOVE the Patron bottles. I don’t wait for a bartender to toss them; I empty my own…and use them for water vessels at dinner parties or flower vases. Anyway: pretty pics ;)

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  • Vanessa
    June 8, 2012

    How many servings? I need to make some for a big party next month! Cant wait to try them out!

    • steph
      June 10, 2012

      hmm, I think you can get about 8 glasses per patron bottle. More or less depending on how big the glasses are!

  • Marlee
    August 1, 2012

    Does the fruit come out of the Patron bottle nicely?

    • steph
      August 2, 2012

      If it is cut into small enough pieces it comes out ok, otherwise the slices of fruit do get caught in the bottom and you end having to fish for them with a spoon.

  • Sandy
    August 27, 2012

    How long does it last, would like to make some for Christmas gift baskets….

    • steph
      August 27, 2012

      It really only lasts for about 1 week in the fridge. After that the fruit just starts to look really unappetizing

  • Lois Meek
    April 30, 2013

    I just found this on pinterest. I love this. I shared the recipe with my friend. I cannot wait to make this. It it gorgeous and I know they taste wonderful.

    Lois

    • steph
      April 30, 2013

      So glad you are going to try it out! Thanks, Lois!

  • Kay close
    February 11, 2014

    This calls for. Liter of wine so a regular 750 ml. Bottle will not do unless you cut down the other ingred.? What size bag of frozen fruit for full recipe…like a 16 oz. size? If so, maybe I could use 1 can of peach nectar & 3/4 of each bag of fruit per a 750 ml. bottle of wine?
    Thanks.

    • steph
      February 21, 2014

      Hi Kay, this recipe is really a taste as you go, and in my opinion it’s not possible to add too much fruit!

    • Kay close
      February 22, 2014

      Thanks

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