Fresh & Fruity Sangria #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 4, 2013

Sangria | Webicurean

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday marking the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While it’s a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States it has grown to be a major celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. This week for #SundaySupper we’re observing Cinco de Mayo, and my friend Jen over at Juanita’s Cocina is hosting. I’m bringing a big pitcher filled with a fresh and fruity wine punch–sangria.

While considered a traditional Spanish beverage, sangria has been around for hundreds of years in some form. For example, in the 1700s and 1800s, Claret Cup Punch (basically sangria) was all the rage at European parties. Other variations date back to the middle ages. Sangria is typically made by letting fresh fruit steep in wine for several hours, then a sweetener and a splash of brandy is stirred in before serving. Sometimes carbonation is mixed in, and as you can see, we’ll be adding some soda here today.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s super easy, and if you double it up, you’ll have enough for a crowd. Feel free to experiment with different wines and different fruits–this recipe is merely a guideline.

Sangria | Webicurean

As you can see, just a few simple ingredients are needed for sangria. I love using Beaujolais wine as it’s fruity, but this even works well with two buck chuck. The point is, use whatever wine you prefer.

Sangria | Webicurean

Wash and slice all the fruit, then place in a large pitcher. Cover with wine, and let steep for a couple of hours.

Sangria | Webicurean

Stir in the soda, then serve.

Sangria | Webicurean

You can serve with extra fruit that has been frozen–used as ice, it won’t dilute the drink!

Sangria | Webicurean

Artsy shot.

Fresh & Fruity Sangria
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This fresh and fruity sangria is the perfect punch to serve at your next fiesta.
Recipe type: beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 Braeburn apple, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 750ml bottle Beaujolais wine
  • 2 cans Hansen's Tangerine-Lime soda, chilled
  1. Place the fruit in a large pitcher. Pour in wine and stir.
  2. Let this sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so the fruit juices blend with the wine.
  3. Stir in the soda, and serve well chilled.


Let’s see what the others have cooked up for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

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Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

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