The Sangria Made Me Do It

Bartending is not only a means for making extra money and getting out of the house, but it is also a passion of mine… Since, Well, I like to drink :).

One of my favorite things to make is Sangria, because you can really put almost anything together and it will taste good.

Sometimes I like to play with different liquors, Puckers and Cordials to see what concoction I can come up with! Below I list my favorite!!

My sangria recipe is pretty basic but absolutely delicious and fun to bring to summer get-together or just to have on hand for a girls night!

I make a couple variations of the same Sangria and will note them below, but the sangria recipe in the pictures are as follows. I like to have a batch of sangria on hand for the beginning of each season as a special treat… As I have been watching my sugar, this has been a very special treat from my weekend getaway… Once its gone, I won’t make another until Fall!

First you need your supplies.

I usually get the large bottle of relatively cheap wine… Personally I like Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients to have on hand to be able to make an easy batch of sangria!

  • 1 Large Bottle of White Wine – Your preference
  • Fifth Triple Sec
  • Pucker – Peach, Apple, Etc… Get a Fifth, it will last a couple batches.
  • Fifth of Brandy
  • Vodka – Flavored is usually best
  • Juice – Pineapple, Orange, Lemonade, Apple
  • Setlzer

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Recipes I’ve come up with! For each recipe, add all the ingredients together, whisk and serve…

Summer Sangria:

This sangria, is absolutely delicious and incredibly light!

  1. Whole Bottle of White Wine or Prosecco
  2. 3/4 Cup of Triple Sec 
  3. 1 cup of Absolute Citron 
  4. 1/4 Brandy
  5. Medium Bottle of Lemonade
  6. Medium Bottle of Soda Water 
  7. Lemons – Add to mix
  8. Limes – Add to mix
  9. Strawberries – Add to mix

Breakfast Sangria:

This is pretty much a Mimosa on Steroids! 

  1. Whole Bottle of White Wine or Prosecco
  2. 3/4 Triple Sec
  3. 1/4 Peach Snapps
  4. 1 Cup Orange Vodka
  5. 1/4 Brandy
  6. Medium Bottle of Orange Juice
  7. 2 Small Cans of Pineapple Juice
  8. Medium bottle of Soda Water (Optional, but use for if you use white wine)
  9. Cut up Oranges – Add to Mix
  10. Cut up Pineapple Chunks – Add to Mix

Apple Cider Sangria:

I usually make this after apple picking… Since I am not allow to bake apple pies anymore

  1. Whole Bottle of White Wine or Prosecco
  2. 3/4 Triple Sec
  3. 1/2 Cup Smirnoff Apple 
  4. 1/2 Cup Smirnoff Vanilla
  5. 1/2 Cup Fireball 
  6. 1 Bottle of Seltzer – Unless you use Prosecco
  7. Fresh Apple Cider – Or you can use Apple Juice if you want it to be lighter <– Apple Cider Tastes Better!
  8. Fresh Cut Apple Slices 
  9. Cinnamon Sticks

*** Please Serve this with a warning as it is very sneaky and very strong…

Below is the Makings of my Breakfast Sangria – With White Wine – I made this for our weekend in Provincetown…

*I did not put Vodka in these batches as I normally do, I was sharing with women that don’t usually drink all that much and didn’t want it to be too strong!

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Here you can see which size bottle I used for which container

 

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As you can see the amount of sangria made with each bottle of wine

Have something fun coming up? Try one of these out!! They will absolutely be a hit!!

Best Practice – Add Ice to each glass… and refrigerate the sangria so that it doesn’t get watered down…

Another Pro Tip – Freeze the Main Juice in the Sangria, to have non diluting ice cubs!!

Enjoy!!

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