Our easy sangria can be ready for your next backyard BBQ in a matter of minutes. It has just 3 ingredients, an inexpensive red wine, lemon-lime soda & sliced fruit like oranges, lemons, limes and berries. See easy! It may just become your new favorite go-to summer cocktail.
I love throwing backyard parties for summer holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Of course, that entails a lot of work that can keep me pretty busy. If I don’t plan it out ahead of time, I feel that by the time everything is ready and I’m set to relax and enjoy my company, it’s time for everyone to leave. However, this easy Sangria, with only 3 ingredients, eases the burden of some of the prep and tastes delicious too.It also makes a great centerpiece for the bar setup.
It’s also a great money saver when purchasing liquor for a large crowd. It stretches a bottle of wine to serve about twice as many people and the ability to use a little cheaper blend is a big plus. Of course, it looks bright and cheery too after the fresh fruit has been added, just like a burst of color from summer flowers.
One bottle of wine will make about 8 1-glass servings and, by keeping any extra bottle of wine and sprite chilled, you can whip up another pitcher in just a few minutes. And sangria is a great all around cocktail. People that are white wine drinkers love it as well as red wine lovers.
Wondering what glass to serve it in? I like to use a red wine glass for this particular sangria but you could also use a martini glass or an old-fashioned glass. What to serve it with? Well, it goes great with just about any meal you can think of except those leaning towards the sweet side. Think more along the lines of spicy, like Spanish, Tex-Mex and Thai dishes or try it with nice grilled, seared or pan-fried seafood.
- 1 750 ml bottle inexpensive red wine, chilled
- Sprite, about 2 cups, chilled
- Fruit, sliced (oranges, lemons, limes, berries)
Place ice in a large pitcher.
Pour red wine into pitcher.
Drop in sliced fruit.
Serve immediately or keep chilled until guests arrive.
Check out more of Mama’s favorite cocktails on our Pinterest board, Mama’s Cocktails!