March 25, 2014

Easiest Sangria You'll Ever Make

Because it's Tuesday. And because it's still 30 degrees and spitting snow here in Missouri.  Because I can't believe I left Alaska for this; if I wanted perpetual winter, I might as well have stayed in that place. (Scott and I even talked about how we'd totally move back there…well, he would.  I would if this winter thing wasn't an issue. But since winter isn't actually ever going to go away, this is a moot point.) 

Anyway.  The point is that I expected a springtime and it's just not happening.

Last year, I posted a sangria recipe and that stuff sure was tasty.

However, I have something much better for you because it's MUCH easier.

Sangria is the perfect spring/summer drink.  Fancier than wine, less work than frozen drinks…especially if you're entertaining!  No blender needed!

This one is inexpensive too.  According to that link above, I spent $8 on the wine last time…oh no, that's far too much for wine.  Sweet and cheap is the way we like things around here.

The Easiest Sangria You'll Ever Make
makes 4-6 servings (3 of us each had 2-ish glasses)

1 bottle red wine (sweet and cheap, guys…mine was $2.97)
1 can ginger ale (or 2 cups)
Half an orange or a whole clementine, cut into wedges
Half a lime, cut into wedges
1 cup of what whatever frozen fruit you can can (I used blackberries)
Any extra fruit you want to throw in (I sliced up some strawberries)

In a large pitcher, stir together the wine and ginger ale.  
Squeeze the juice from half your orange wedges and half the lime wedges into the pitcher.  Garnish with the leftover lime and orange.
Stir in your frozen fruit and any other fruit you'd like to add.  The frozen fruit eliminates the need for ice cubes and then you won't have to worry about watered-down sangria.  
Store in the fridge until ready to serve.


  1. Uh. Yes. I'm making this. As soon as possible. We got teased with spring (I know, at least we got teased) but it's back to cold, wet and miserable. Winter needs to move along. I'll make it some sangria on its way out!

  2. You had me at easy.....I really like this recipe thanks for sharing!

  3. I love sangria!! I love using frozen fruit because it keeps the drink nice and cold, but I think my favorite part is eating the wine-soaked strawberries :)

  4. How is wine that cheap down there?? Our cheapest bottles are definitely $8-10 at least. I love Sangria. And I miss the summer. And weather where I don't have to wear a scarf and a hat and mittens and snowpants lol.

  5. I'm tired of the snow too but when its over 100+ in the summer we're going to wish for it back.

    Until then its bundle up time!

  6. Oooh, I have never added gingerale to mine...totally doing so, next time!

  7. I have literally never had sangria. I am almost 31 years old and I have never had sangria. Hashtag embarrassing.

    I have, however, had mulled wine. And I hated it.

  8. Perfect and easy!

    I love sangria. But I'm with Angi on mulled wine. Hate it.

  9. Okay I headed over to your blog because I got an email saying you were the winner of the giveaway so I wanted to congratulate you and then the first thing I see is a Sangria recipe. So now I basically love you :) Sangria is my Summer time staple and I couldn't be more excited it's almost time to make it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I just made my first sangria and I'm in LOVE! This recipe is fabulous.

  11. Hmmm I want some...

    I forget - were you in Anchorage or Fairbanks? There's a chance we could end up in Anchorage next!


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