Summatime! | Red Wine Sangria

‘Tis officially summer, friends! And I am feelin’ it. All I want to do lately is sit on a patio with friends, soak up the sun, and drink delicious cold beverages. Oh, and play frisbee. And wear summer dresses. And eat corn on the cob and barbequed chicken. And have bonfires. And have sing-a-longs around the bonfire! Oh, and go to the beach. Too bad there are no beaches around here. Not a one. I feel so deprived.

Thankfully, I don’t require a beach to have a good time. However, I do require alcohol…

Just kidding.

Although I’m pretty sure that any party/get-together/summer day/summer evening/work day would be made better by a glass of this sangria. You all know I love red wine. But add in brandy, triple sec, and fruit? That’s a whole other love affair. This is good stuff people. But I urge you, drink responsibly. A batch of this delicious nectar can go down a wee bit too easy, if you catch my drift. Now make yourself some and enjoy! Happy Summer!

Red Wine Sangria (adapted from Bobby Flay, The Food Network)

Serves 8 (can easily be halved, but why would you want to?)

2 bottles Spanish red wine

1 cup brandy

1/2 cup triple sec

1 cup orange juice

1 cup pomegranate juice

2 oranges, sliced (plus more, for garnish)

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup blackberries

Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, if possible – however, I enjoyed this 6 hours later and it tasted darn good to me! Obviously, the longer that the flavors can marinate together, the better. Garnish with sliced oranges.


  1. Looks yummy! How did the sangria taste with the blackberries? I used blueberries in mine and it was not so great πŸ™

  2. This looks fantastic! I must make this soon!

  3. This sounds wonderful. I love the addition of pomegranate juice, great idea! Welcome summer! πŸ™‚

  4. I just had some sangria this weekend and I had one of those “Why haven’t I made this yet??” moments. Your recipe came just in time! xoxo

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  6. This sounds delicious, I would never normally consider putting either pomegranate juice or blackberries into sangria but I will now. Yum!

  7. Sangria is a summer time essential and this recipe rocks!! Have you ever made a white wine sangria, I’m in the market for a good recipe

  8. Oh how I wish we could drink some TOGETHER!! ps – I love your ‘Im detoxing!’ vegas post – followed by homemade Snickers bars and Sangria… a girl after my own heart indeed!

    • Well Em, maybe you need to plan a lil’ trip to Canada…we have beautiful mountains in Alberta. πŸ™‚ And I will make you sangria AND snickers bars.
      PS. What can I say? My detoxes are short and sweet. πŸ˜‰

  9. I wish I could make this non-alcoholic…torture! Bookmarking for post-babe, looks amazing and love all the fruity deliciousness you packed in there

  10. darling there is nothing wrong with wanting alcohol when having a good time. it’s true we don’t need it…. but it sure makes things a whole lot more interesting πŸ˜‰ love this post – just pinned πŸ™‚

  11. I adore sangria. Yum! I’m sorry about the lack of beaches in your neck of the woods. Such a shame, but I’m sure this makes up for it. xo

  12. love sangria! is there anything better in the summertime?! nope πŸ™‚

  13. There is something fun about having sangria in the summertime. Nice recipe.

  14. This looks fantastic with all that fresh fruit! I love sipping on sangria during the summer months!

  15. This looks absolutely lovely! Sangria is one of my favorite summertime drinks, and yours looks fabulous. πŸ™‚

  16. Your sangria looks delicious! IΒ΄m from the south of Spain and we donΒ΄t see blackberries around very often so I use for my sangria apples, peaches and pears. They absorbe the alcohol and then taste reeeeally good πŸ™‚

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