Sangria is one of those drinks I can remember imbibing years ago. I was not overly fond of the fruit, and did not even think to make this at home. But, it has been a long hot summer and lazy afternoons have called for something cold to drink. It is the festive season, and a festive drink has been in order. This really meant that I just had to make sangria. The orange juice makes it quite refreshing, and I have been topping it up each day for over two weeks now. The fruit is well soaked, and I have not tried more than a piece. I have used chilled red wine, and one day I substituted tonic water for the lemonade. I think in fact you could even try adding a little bit of grapefruit juice to make this sangria slightly more tart. Dave and I have enjoyed a glass of sangria while playing canasta most days – everything a holiday should be! To all my readers, I wish you all that you need in 2014! Thank you all for your support and comments.

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Recipe Category: Drinks
Makes enough for: 1 batch sangria
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 750 mls red wine
  • 1 large orange cut into eight pieces
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into large cubes
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 750 mls fresh orange juice
  • 750 mls lemonade


  • Put the fruit into a large jug
  • Pour the wine over the fruit and leave in the fridge overnight
  • Pour out 500mls of the wine and add 250mls orange juice and 250mls lemonade
  • Mix well and top up with equal amounts wine and orange juice as needed

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  1. I do voluntary work in a home for the elderly & we drank home-made sangria yesterday but I must makenyour tasty recipe the next tilme, Tandy! xxx

  2. Hi Tandy, happy new year! Your sangria looks so refreshing, so delicious! I haven’t made it in years…. when I had the cooking school, we had a Spanish chef/restaurateur come to give a class fairly frequently… we always made a bucket of sangria for his classes!

  3. Such a great recipe. I think I would probably even try it without the wine and use soda water instead 😉 xx

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