Nothing says summer like sangria! Well, okay, margaritas, beer, and gin & tonics do too, but just go with me on this. Sangria is my way of extending my love of red wine into the summer months. I enjoy a crisp white wine, but red wine is my muse. This sangria is definitely not a big red on a cool autumn night. No sir. It’s wine, fruit, and a little fizz! Perfect for summer.
Craig and I snagged this recipe from a winery in Hill Country. We were stopped in for a tasting and this was the bonus wine. We were so impressed, we asked for the recipe. And you know what? They actually gave it to us! Woohoo! So, here you go…a winning recipe for cool, refreshing sangria!
You will need a very large pitcher (3 liters) to mix all of these ingredients together. This recipe makes a lot, but it tastes so good don’t worry about having a vat of it on hand.
1 12 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate
1 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 bottle Barefoot Cabernet (or other foot-pressed wine)
2 liters of grapefruit soda
limes or oranges for garnish (optional)
Mix together the first 3 ingredients and place in freezer until slushy. Add 2 liters of soda before serving. Garnish with sliced oranges or limes.