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.
- 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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What I blogged:
- three years ago – Easy Simple And Delicious
32 thoughts on “Sangria”
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
Lucky people you work with to enjoy such a lovely drink 🙂
Gorgeous and happy memories!
That is great to know!
I’ve never tried sangria but this looks so good! I’ll have to give it a go 🙂
Please let me know what you think once you have made it 🙂
I have such good memories of Sangria ( and some bad ones!). Makes me think of summer, which is very nice:)
Well, hold on to the good memories only please 🙂
Such a festive drink! For us, it’s a special occasion recipe but always comes with great memories.
I love that you make this for special ocassions 🙂
Look at all the delicious fruit!
And full of alcohol 😉
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!
I think we have drunk a bucket of it this summer!
I am in Spain so I have to make this 😀 Right now I’m buying it 😉
This is perfect for Spain 🙂
I love that Australia and South Africa have the same or similar weather so we always have our recipes in tune! 😀 Fantastic looking sangria!
That is the bonus! Now I just with the time zones were better synched 🙂
Oh I love sangria!!
I rarely make it at home either… this looks so Summery and delicious! 🙂
I think another version needs to be made soon!
Sangria is one of my favourite drinks, Tandy. Thanks so much for the recipe. 🙂
Such a great recipe. I think I would probably even try it without the wine and use soda water instead 😉 xx
That would spoil the ‘fun’ but at least the kids could enjoy it 🙂
Must try out this recipe!
Perfect drink for a summer’s day.
Let me know what you think if you do try it out 🙂