Sunday Sangria (recipe)

Today’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day party called for a little adult beverage. Something light. Something fruity. Something like Sangria.


Thanks to suggestions from Lisa and Peggy, I thought I would look up a recipe and see what I could pull together. I had a load of citrus from our Frog Hollow Farms CSA box this week, including very outstanding blood oranges. Together with lemons from my garden, I mixed this up in a jiffy and served over ice.

inspired by recipe from All Recipes

  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • carbonated water (optional)

Mix all ingredients, except carbonated water, in large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve (ideally overnight, although I chilled mine for 20 minutes and it was fine!). Serve over ice with carbonated water, if desired.

Note: This recipe is easily doubled. Like you needed me to tell you that.

This post submitted as part of Grow Your Own #39, hosted this month by House of Annie.

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  1. Nate @ House of Annie
    Twitter: houseofannie
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Hi there!

    I must say, you’ve got a powerful sangria recipe there.

    Since you are using homegrown lemons, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl
    Twitter: kitchengirl
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    great idea, I just entered! I usually think of GYO as more vegetable garden stuff, I forget about my fruit and herbs. Cannot wait to see what others contribute for this monthly roundup.

  3. Posted March 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Yum. Looks delicious :)

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