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4/23/2021

Easy Mexican Sangria Recipe

 
Mexican sangria is similar to the fruit and wine of Spanish sangria, but it has a higher alcohol content. The high alcohol content makes this drink a great pairing with spicy food, like hot salsa.

Red Mexican Sangria with fruit | The Busy Abuelita

The great thing about sangria is that you can easily make it in large quantities, so it’s perfect for your next fiesta


what is in Red Mexican Sangria
Wine: Best Red wines for Red Sangria 
  • Grenache (Garnacha)
  • Tempranillo
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
Alcohol & Liqueurs
  • Rum or Brandy are normally used for sangria but Tequila can be used for an extra kick to the sangria
  • Triple Sec or Cointreau liqueurs
  • Fruits-Sliced oranges, limes, pineapple, apples
  • Lemon-lime soda (optional)

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How to Make Mexican Sangria

Combine wine, rum (brandy), triple sec, orange slices, juice in a large pitcher, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. The longer it sits in the pitcher the more flavorful it will be.

Add frozen pineapple chunks to pitcher 30 minutes prior to serving Sangria. Sangria can be topped with 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (optional) after pouring into glasses.

Perfect drink at summertime get-togethers. 



If you prefer white sangria, use white wine instead of red wine, fruit, and Triple Sec, or Cointreau liqueur. This white sangria recipe will please everyone at your summer party. 

White Wine Sangria
  • White wine- 1 bottle (Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato)
  • 1 cup triple sec, or Cointreau liqueurs
  • 1 cup brandy, or rum
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice
  • Fruit ...orange slices, white grapes, pineapple chunks, apple chunks are all great choices
  • 1-liter bottle sparkling water or lemon-lime soda
White & Red Sangria in glasses | The Busy Abuelita

Whether you opt for white or red, this fruity, festive take on traditional wine is sure to cool you down, serving as an elegant yet playful pairing to just about any of your favorite Mexican meals.


Mexican Sangria


Mexican sangria is similar to the fruit and wine of Spanish sangria, but it has a higher alcohol content.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Red Wine (1 bottle-750ml)(Recommend Spanish wine such as Rioja)
  • 1 cup orange juice (no pulp)
  • 1/2 cup Triple sec or Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup Rum or brandy(I used Malibu Rum)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1-liter lemon-lime soda (optional)
Instructions:
  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, orange juice, triple sec, rum, orange slices. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, the longer it sits in the pitcher the more flavorful it will be.
  2. Add frozen pineapple chunks to sangria 30 minutes prior to serving. Pour sangria into glass and top with a little lemon-lime soda(optional).

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