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THE BEST DAY EVER: National Wine Day

24 Apr 2015

The best sangria recipes you will ever need!

Apple and Pear White Sangria 


  • 1 bottle of white wine (Moscato)
  • ½ cup lemon liqueur (Caravella)
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 green apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • Soda water


  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, lemon liqueur, lemon zest and sugar
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves
  3. Add lemon juice, apple slices, pear slices and mix well
  4. Place pitcher in refrigerator for 4 hours to chill and allow flavours to blend
  5. Just before serving top sangria with soda water

Margarita Sangria 


  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1 ½ cup tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec (or Cointreau)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • A few stems of coriander


  1. In a large pitcher combine the white wine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice and lime juice
  2. Add the orange and lime slices
  3. Add the coriander – remember the longer the coriander sits in the sangria the stronger the taste, you can add just before serving!
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours
  5. Serve over ice in salt rimmed glasses!

Gummy bear sangria 


  • 1 ½ cup gummy bears
  • 1 ½ cup vodka
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ cup to 1 cup soda water
  • 2 large apples, sliced
  • 1 lime, for garnish


  1. Place your gummy bears in a jar, pour in enough vodka to cover the bears and allow to soak for either hours or overnight
  2. Strain the gummy bears (reserve the vodka for another use! You could add it to the sangria to make it extra boozy)
  3. In a large pitcher combine the vodka bears, wine, apple juice, soda water, apples and limes
  4. Stir well
  5. Add more soda water if required
  6. Chill and add ice before serving

Classic Sangria 


  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • ¼ brandy
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (e.g. Rioja or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 4 cups chilled lemonade
  • Ice


  1. In a pitcher combine orange, lime, apple, grapes, brandy and red wine
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight)
  4. To serve add lemonade and ice

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