Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Festive Sangria!

Heading just down the street for a holiday get together last night, 
I decided to mix up a batch of festive Sangria!

'the best red wine sangria'

2 large oranges, washed, one sliced, one juiced
1 large lemon, washed and sliced
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine

Add sliced orange, lemon and sugar to large pitcher. Mash gently with wooden spoon until fruit releases its juice, but not totally crushed. After sugar is dissolved, stir in juice of orange, Triple Sec and wine. Refrigerate for at least 2 and up to 8 hours.

Before serving, add ice if desired and stir briskly to distribute settled fruit.

 {for our crowd I basically doubled the recipe...}

Here's to enjoying the season, {and please don't drink and drive...}

recipe via Recipe Girl


  1. Happy Holidays Janell to one of my favorite blogs.
    xo Nancy

  2. Hi Janell, This sounds great. Can you clarify for us the 1/4 triple sec? What unit of measure are you considering? We are making this, and I am prepared to put in 1/4 of a large bottle, and my husband said I better ask you first... :-)


  3. oops, let me edit this post! 1/4 cup, thanks for asking, Janelll

  4. YUM!!! I need to try this asap!

    xo, Emily

  5. How nice of you to share the recipe.
    Thank you.

  6. Yum! Will be making this this weekend...or tonight!

  7. Oh, bummer ;-) We can't wait to try it!

  8. I pinned these pics immediately! I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks! Your photos are perfectly delish looking.


  9. Scrumptious. This may need to appear at my cookies and cocktails party tonight. Thank you.

  10. I love Sangria! Will be making this for our annual Feliz Navidad Christmas day dinner to serve with my homemade enchiladas. A delicious variation is to add some sparkling soda or 7up just before serving, for those that like a little bubbly!

  11. mmm this sounds so delish! I may need to mix up a jug next week!
    have a wonderful Christmas and thank you so much for your warm get well wishes xo

  12. Great recipe...will definitely have to try it! Hey, did you know that December 20th was supposedly 'National Sangria Day'? Here's the article where I saw it...they have several other sangria recipes as well.

  13. Festive Sangria is shared on the post here. Good post

    Nightlife in Singapore


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