Sangria on My Mind

My life was changed when I went to Spain over Spring Break. Not only did I get the travel bug, but I also got the Sangria bug. The Spaniards really do it best with their wine, and if you’re a wine-lover you need to give it a try.

Here is a guide to the basic breakdown of Sangria ingredients. There are so many twists and variations on Sangria, so here are just a few different recipes. For these, combine all of the ingredients and refrigerate  for at least 2-4 hours. Sangria is much better after it sits for a little bit. You can click on the source links for the full recipes.


Strawberry-Lemon White Sangria


2 lemons, thinly sliced 1 apple (any kind), cored and sliced

1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine

1/2 cup light rum 4 cups lemon-lime soda


Peach Rosé Sangria


1 bottle Rosé wine

1/2 cup peach liqueur

1 cup peach juice

1/3 cup simple syrup

3 sliced peaches

1 cup sliced strawberries and/or raspberries


Pina Colada Sangria


2 750 ml bottles of moscato

20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, juice and pineapple

1 1/2 cups coconut rum


Mimosa Sangria


1 cup fresh blueberries

1½ cups orange juice

1 cup peach schnapps

1 bottle champagne


Apple Pie Sangria


2 apples diced

2 Granny Smith apples diced

2 cinnamon sticks

2 (750ml) bottles white wine

5 cups apple cider

2 cups caramel vodka



Stretch your wine pallet with these recipes, and always drink responsibly.