Sangria ~ How to keep a crowd happy!


My fellow blogger friends and I are hosting a virtual Super Bowl Party. They are supplying the food (recipes actually) and I’m supplying the wine.  Whenever I have a crowd of folks over for an event and the menu is a smorgasbord; Sangria is what I will generally serve up.  Below is my recipe, I’ve been making it for years. I will strongly suggest you use a good dry red wine. The better the wine, the better the results, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t use it!

Also, check out the food selections we’ll be serving up this Super Bowl Sunday. The links to all the food dishes are at the end of this post.

Original post dated June 12, 2011

Sangria ~ beat the heat with this summertime wine punch recipe

Some Sangria recipes remain a treasured secret, well, not mine.  I’m happy to share it with you, and encourage you to experiment with the wine varietal and choice of brandy, let me know how yours turns out!

These amounts are approximate. Mix first four ingredients, taste and add the simple syrup as needed. Add the fruit, and chill for an hour, then add the club soda and ice cubes just before serving.  The recipe doubles and quadruples nicely.


Makes 6 servings

Merlot, or another dry red wine 1- 750 ml bottle
Peach or Apricot Brandy ½ cup
Orange Juice ½ cup
Lemonade ¼ cup
Simple Syrup * 1/3 cup
Club Soda  Added just before serving along with ice cubes
1 cup

Slices of lemon, lime, orange, pear, apple, enough to float around the pitcher.

Recipe for Simple Syrup:

Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in saucepan boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour syrup into Pyrex measuring cup and refrigerate until cool. Or add handful of ice cubes to cool immediately.  Any remaining syrup can be frozen in small containers or Ziploc bags.

Want some amazing appetizers to accompany the Sangria?  Check out this list .

Renee Dobbs from Magnolia Days  has her Famous Loosen your belt Chili Skins
Erin Meyer from Big Fat Baker is making awesome Pulled Pork with Homemade Kaiser Rolls
Launie Kettler is making her  magical Coffee Smoked Gypsy Gold Dust Chicken from herTeeny Tiny Kitchen
Donna Currie from Cookistry  made her super healthy Chai Thai Teriyaki Zucchini Rounds> 
Samantha Ferraro made her  fabulous Fish Tacos from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Emily Robinson’s from  Ultra Epicure  has a Delish  recipe for Chai Chili Sauce stuffed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Jeff Young from The Catholic Foodie createdChai Chipotle Chup Jalapeno Poppers that are to die for!
Isabel Laessig from Family Foodie  who is our awesome ring leader and chief is making her famous Chai Thai Meatballs. So Yumm and easy they can be prepared in a Crock Pot.

About Wine Everyday

Eileen Gross is a 1983 Graduate of Fordham University and retired Financial Professional and Founder of Phillips Charitable Foundation, Inc. Annapolis, Maryland. She is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences with private wine tastings and on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Wine Century Club and a contributor the former
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5 Responses to Sangria ~ How to keep a crowd happy!

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  2. Aggie says:

    I’m a huge lover of serving sangria at any party or get together! It’s my favorite! This sounds perfect! 🙂 Cheers!

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  5. rtaylor0129 says:

    I am so glad you shared this recipe! My last attempt to make sangria was not very successful so I look forward to trying this recipe and sharing the outcome. Cheers!

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