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


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!


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


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!!


Leave a Reply