Monday, July 14, 2014


Nothing says fiesta like a pitcher of refreshingly fruity sangria!  In fact, we just relaxed on the back patio (after spending my husband's birthday in the ER with two toddlers with pink eye and then no pharmacies open at 8:00 on a Saturday night, and after driving all over to no less than 15 pharmacies finding one that was sold out at the medication we needed, and then finding another a few towns over that was open, had the drug, but didn't take our insurance so we just bit the bullet and paid out of pocket and will deal with insurance later).  Anyway, I digress!  When I was in Spain, I bought a cookbook with nothing but paella and sangria recipes.  I had no idea there are so many variations!  This is a traditional recipe, but feel free to mix things up, altering the wine  and fruits used, adding mixers like brandy or vodka or even fruit juices.  Bring out a pitcher of this potent concoction with a plate of your favorite tapas and you're sure to have a fabulous time!

1 750 mL bottle dry red wine
1 tablespoon sugar
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large orange, thinly sliced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
1 cup club soda

Combine all except club soda into a large pitcher, mixing well.  Refrigerate overnight.  Immediately before serving, mix in the club soda for added fizz.  Serve over ice.


  1. Hi Kate,
    Your Sangria, looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it!

  3. Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz