Easy Mexican Sangria Recipe

Sangria is an excellent choice with many classic spicy Mexican dishes. Mexican sangria is similar to the fruit and wine of Spanish sangria, but it has a higher alcohol content.
Red Mexican Sangria with fruit | The Busy Abuelita
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The great thing about sangria is that you can easily make it in large quantities, so it’s perfect for your next fiesta. There are countless ways to make delicious sangria, with more modern takes including variations such as sangria blanca. 

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 (bubbliness) (optional)
  • Sugar -  granulated sugar


Glass of Red sangria | The Busy Abuelita

How to Make Mexican Sangria

Combine wine, rum (brandy), triple sec, sugar, orange slices, and 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 the pitcher 30 minutes prior to serving Sangria. Sangria can be topped with 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (optional) after pouring into glasses.

The perfect drink for summertime get-togethers. 

If you prefer white sangria, use white wine instead of red wine, fruit, 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, and apple chunks are all great choices
  • 1-liter bottle of 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.


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Mexican Sangria