Sangria is probably one of my favorite drinks ever. It’s a perfectly refreshing drink for a warm day, and it’s so easy to throw together.
This recipe is an absolute staple in our home – during the warm months (which is most of the year in Texas), it is pretty much a constant presence in our refrigerator. We bring it to almost every party we attend, and it’s my go-to drink for when we have people over.
Basically, it’s the perfect recipe.
You’re dying to know how it’s done, right? Let’s hop to it.
Let’s start off with the cast of characters:
– 1.5 liter bottle of wine (don’t be afraid to cheap out here! The bottle we purchase is under $10, but it tastes fabulous with the other flavors)
– 1 can of pulp-free frozen orange juice from concentrate
– 1 can of frozen passion fruit juice from concentrate
– 1/2 can of lemonade from concentrate
– 1 liter of club soda
– A couple of lemons (limes work fine if you don’t have any on hand)
That’s it! Now all you’ve gotta do is toss it all together. We’ve made this enough times that we’ve found that there’s an order that works best, so pay close attention.
– Start with the frozen juices. We usually let ours thaw out in the refrigerator or on the counter for a while before using them, because it makes it easier to mix. We just use 1/2 of the lemonade and use the other half to make a pitcher of actual lemonade!
– Next, add your wine and the lemons/limes.
– Now you pause to stir it all together – this is important! If you wait to stir until after you add the club soda, you can mess with the carbonation and it won’t be quite as wonderful and fizzy. So take a second now to get it all nice and mixed up.
– Last, add in the club soda!
You can stop here if you want (we usually do) but if you’re having people over and you want to make it a little prettier, you can add some sliced fruit. We’ll sometimes add lemons and limes if we have them on hand, but you can really do whatever you want.
Often when we make this, we do it in an old gallon jug that has been cleaned out (we regularly buy gallons of tea, so we just use one of those, but you could use an old milk jug if you clean it out well enough) because it’s the perfect size, it has a lid, and it’s just all-around easy. However, if we’re making it for other people, we’ll bust out a nice pretty pitcher.
And that, my friends, is how you make the easiest, tastiest sangria ever!
It’s addicting – don’t say I didn’t warn you!