Grandma’s Homemade Sangria

Grandma’s Homemade Sangria


Now that summer is here, it seems like we are having friends and family over every weekend for a barbecue. One of our favorite drinks to serve is my homemade Sangria. Everyone really enjoys the light fruity flavor.

It is a perfect drink when we have our Mexican fiesta nights, and is a very refreshing drink for those warm summer nights on the back deck. We have served it with grilled chicken, steaks, ribs and burgers. It is very quick and easy to throw together for any occasion. I have an alcohol and non-alcohol recipe for those that do not drink. When we have a big gathering with children, I never make the non-alcohol recipe, it is to easy for the children to mistake it for the one containing alcohol. I always make the summer fruit drinks for the children a different color, so everyone will easily be able to tell the difference.

What you will need:

4 (750ml) bottle red wine OR 3 cups cranberry pomegranate juice

4 cups lemonade

1 cup orange juice

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1-inch slices

1 unpeeled navel orange, thinly slices

2 unpeeled lemons, thinly sliced

1 unpeeled lime, thinly sliced

Ice cubes OR frozen red seedless grapes

About an hour or so before you want to serve the Sangria, in a large pitcher combine the wine (or 3 cups of cranberry pomegranate juice), lemonade, orange juice and apple, orange, lemon and lime slices. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

The Sangria looks best if served in tall glasses. When everyone is ready for drinks pour the Sangria into your tall glasses filled with ice cubes or frozen grapes, and serve.

The total preparation time is about 15 minutes and will serve 8. The recipe can be doubled easily so you can have another pitcher ready for anyone wanting another drink.



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