Sunshine Sangria

Our delicious sunshine sangria is the perfect sipper on a warm summer day. Full of freshly juiced oranges, lemons, limes and mango, a little white wine & the effervescence of sparkling coconut water, it’s like a tropical getaway in a glass.

Sunshine Sangria | 2 Cookin Mamas Our delicious sunshine sangria is the perfect sipper on a warm summer day. Full of freshly juiced oranges, lemons, limes and mango, a little white wine & the effervescence of sparkling coconut water, it's like a tropical getaway in a glass. #sangria #whitewine #cocktail #summer #oranges #lemons #limes #sparklingcoconutwater #recipe #juicing

It’s the perfect time for sangria, at the height of the season for many fruits and as a last farewell to a warm and wonderful summer. As you may know if you follow us, the 2 Cookin Mamas love juicing! Whether it be in cocktails, sauce and salsa recipes or in this scrumptious sangria recipe requested by Williams-Sonoma.

Now you are probably wondering why we called it “Sunshine” sangria, well we’ll let you in on the reason. We live in Florida, a state that has warm, gorgeous sunny days that help grow the most delicious fruits and all readily available most of the year. Another name for our wonderful state is the Sunshine State, which I think is pretty apt. So what better way to honor our state than to make a drink with it’s most prominent fruits – oranges, lemons, limes, mangos and coconut.

Sunshine Sangria juicing

Wondering what type of white wine works best for sangrias? Well, you have your choice between a sauvignon blanc, reisling, pinot grigio, albarino or, if you really like very sweet sangria, a moscato. We used an inexpensive albarino in our Sunshine Sangria and it worked very well.

Sunshine Sangria juiced juices

We used the Ronco Smart Juicer, a masticating-type juicer, one that is known for getting the most nutrient rich juice possible. It also preserves more of the vitamins and enzymes as well. Not only that, the juice just seems to have a bolder taste and is bright and full of gorgeous color. If you are in the market for a juicer we  highly recommend this one! We have never seen so much juice come out of a piece of fruit. And the pulp comes out so dry that you know you have gotten every last delicious drop you could. Take a look at how pretty all our juices came out!

Sunshine Sangria garnishes of sliced fruit

So what are you waiting for, grab some fruit, open a bottle of your favorite white wine and let’s party!

Love lighter cocktails? Check out our Lighter Sea Breeze and our Watermelon Sangria for more fresh summer refreshment.

SUNSHINE SANGRIA
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Our delicious sunshine sangria is the perfect sipper on a warm summer day. Full of freshly juiced oranges, lemons, limes and mango, a little white wine & the effervescence of sparkling coconut water, it's like a tropical getaway in a glass.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: cocktail, recipe, sangria, sparkling coconut water, white wine
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup mango juice (this is a softer fruit and can be pureed very well in a blender)
  • 3/8 cup orange juice (1 orange + 1-2 oranges for slicing)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon + 1-2 lemons for slicing)
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime + 2-3 limes for slicing)
  • 1 bottle white wine 750ml
  • 3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 3 cups sparkling coconut water La Croix or organic KeVita (KeVita also has a Mango Coconut for even more mango flavor)
Directions
  1. Wash fruit well. We prefer to use organic fruit for the healthiest drink possible. 
  2. Peel your orange, lemon and lime that you are going to juice. You don't have to quite get all the peel off but the more peel left on the more tart or bitter the sangria will be. Leave at least 1 of each of these fruits unpeeled for slicing as garnish in sangria.
  3. Pour your choice of white wine into a large pitcher. 
  4. Puree your peeled mango in a blender and pour 3/4 cup juice into the pitcher. 
  5. Juice your orange, followed by the lemon and lime and add designated quantities to pitcher. 
  6. Add Grand Marnier. 
  7. If serving immediately, pour in sparkling water and stir. Add slices of fresh fruit to pitcher and serve. If making ahead of time, store wine-fruit mixture in refrigerator but leave out sparkling water until just before serving.

Recipe Notes

Want more information on types of juicers? Check out Williams-Sonoma's juicer reference page for everything you want to know about juicers.

Nutrition Facts
SUNSHINE SANGRIA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 6g
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Food Pairing: Sangria’s acidity and sweetness works well with hot and spicy foods, like our Beef Enchiladas, grilled foods such as steak, grilled brats and charred vegetables as well as richer foods like cheeses and hummus.

 

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Our delicious sunshine sangria is the perfect sipper on a warm summer day. Full of freshly juiced oranges, lemons, limes and mango, a little white wine & the effervescence of sparkling coconut water, it's like a tropical getaway in a glass. #sangria #whitewine #cocktail #summer #oranges #lemons #limes #sparklingcoconutwater #recipe #juicing

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Giovanna @ Love, Thyme and Honey
    08/26/2014 at 3:00 pm

    How delicious and refreshing! It’s for sure the perfect drink to celebrate the end of the season! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/26/2014 at 8:33 pm

      Hope you get to try it soon. And it definitely helps stretch the wine to serve more people for a party. Cheers!

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