I know it’s not officially summer yet but it’s been hot here so it definitely feels like summer. We had some friends over last weekend and I told you about the feta + cream cheese crackers I made but I did not tell you about the sangria! When Alex and I were in DC a couple weeks ago, I had the sangria at Catch 15 and it was awesome. I’ve been dreaming of it ever since so I decided the weekend would be a good time to test out some sangria recipes!

sangria ingredients

I kept this one super simple because I hate having to go to the grocery store for one or two ingredients. These are all things you probably have in your fruit dish + fridge so dive in!

SANGRIA PITCHER

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Easy Citrus Sangria

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

You can use any red wine for this but just make sure it’s not too sweet.


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Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of red wine (we used a red blend)
  • 3/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 812 oz of soda water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse the orange and lemon.
  2. Slice the ends off and slice the rest of the lemon and orange into thin slices, and halve the slices.
  3. Add the fruit, red wine, and orange juice into a large pitcher.
  4. Let sit for at least 3 hours before serving.
  5. If you want to dilute it a bit, you can add some soda water. If you like it stronger, you can drink it as-is.

 

sangria in a glassCheers! 

sangria

Speaking of cheers, I’ll be raising a glass to my best friend as she ties the knot with the love of her life this weekend! I can’t wait to celebrate! It’s going to be a marvelous long weekend! It’s crazy to think that this time last year, I was getting married. Being on the other side makes me really appreciate all the effort that goes into a special day!

Looking for more drink ideas? Try this sparkling white sagnra!

Sparkling Citrus Sangria from I Heart Vegetables

What are you celebrating? Spring? Coffee? A long weekend?