Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summertime Sangria

        As promised last week, here is the recipe for the best sangria I've ever had.  I treat this recipe a lot like a family secret.  I've shared it with very few people and even have it labeled "Mom's Sangria" in my recipe box.  But the family secret is out.  This recipe was found with a simple Google search! {insert horrified gasp here}  Around the internet, this sangria is known as "Topsy Turvy Sangria" because it tastes like juice but it is strong.  I also make a couple of white sangrias that are great, but this one seems to be the most crowd-pleasing of them all--even people that "don't like sangria" go back for seconds. 

best sangria recipe

Perfect Sangria
*adapted from here

1 750ml bottle red wine
1/2- 1 cup sugar, to taste
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup brandy
3 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 peach, sliced

Stir wine, sugar, Triple Sec, and brandy until sugar dissolved.  Adjust sugar to taste.  Stir in soda and fruit.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.  Serve over ice.  Enjoy!

The best part about this is that it's a great base recipe and you can switch up the fruit anyway you like, or swap Peach Schnapps in place of the Triple Sec for peach sangria.  I can't wait until fall, so I can show you how I change it up for the cooler seasons!  Hope you love it as much as I do!

Linking up with Ellie, Kristin, Rekita and Stephanie!


  1. Oh that is just beautiful!! I need it!

  2. YUM!!!!! This looks super awesome!! I can't wait to try it!! I think I need a Girl's Night!! Thanks for linking up!!

  3. Hi! New Follower from the pin-it party! And I just pinned this delicious drink!

    Kallie, But First Coffee Blog OR But First Coffee on Bloglovin

  4. Okay, my secret recipe is out. Enjoy this great summer drink!!!

    The Mom :)

  5. That drink is so pretty!!! Looks like something I will have to introduce at one of my summer parties!

  6. This looks delicious. I drink a ton of red wine but have never made sangria. Any kind in particular that you use??

    1. The recipe officially calls for merlot but I like cabernet too. As long as it's not too sweet to start out. And cheap is fine. The fruit and brandy make it taste so rich people won't even know!


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