Easy Summer Sangria

0 Posted by - July 6, 2012 - Food & Drink

My general rule of thumb is that if something takes more than 30 minutes to make, it doesn’t get made (at least by me). Sangria, in general, is out because it requires a thing sitting in my refrigerator for hours or days, getting all flavory. Booo.

I can do it quicker.

This sangria recipe is allegedly from Country Living, I guess because people who live in the country don’t have time to make real sangria either, between all that sitting on the porch watching cars drive by and the long hours of acquiring items with chickens on them with which to decorate one’s kitchen. Life is busy like that, y’all.

This recipe calls for a bottle of wine, 3 cans of Fresca, and fruit. I had the cheapest-ass bottle of wine in the history of ever (like $2.57 or something, I’m not even kidding), Fresca… and some leftover frozen berries. So I threw ’em all together and mixed it up.

I taste-tested it with several other people who realize that I am the Pintester and therefore know to sniff everything first and not take too big a gulp of anything. The general consensus was, “Not completely shitty, although it doesn’t really taste like sangria.”

So if you’re in the mood for a country-style, not-completely-shitty, sort-of sangria, you might be ok with this… er, my version of it anyway.


  • rfoust July 6, 2012 - 9:06 am Reply

    Haha, everybody has one of those plastic pitchers from Walmart, but nobody has one of those fancy glass pitchers from who knows where. 🙂

    • mstymndy July 6, 2012 - 9:18 am Reply

      you can actually find the glass pitchers at walmart..lol  …I have one but I use the plastic ones more often.

      • rfoust July 6, 2012 - 9:21 am Reply

         @mstymndy Walmart sells those? hahah ..ok i might have to make a trip there, i kinda like it.

        • LitDiva July 6, 2012 - 10:55 pm Reply

           @rfoust I had a glass pitcher I registered for it when we got engaged. he dropped it. in the sink. now i have a crappy 99cent plastic one and i’m sad 🙁

  • mstymndy July 6, 2012 - 9:17 am Reply

    ok I’m about to rock your world, Murphy..  (my new nickname for you)  …when it comes to recipes, follow their instructions verbatim.  Do not deviate from the plan.  Your recipe will work if you do.  …unless you just like ‘experimenting’ and getting your normal results.. lol. 

    • rfoust July 6, 2012 - 9:22 am Reply

       @mstymndy but all the expert chefs on food network always deviate from the recipe.  i thought that was what made them good? 🙂 (I would fail miserably – a chef i am not)

      • mstymndy July 6, 2012 - 1:14 pm Reply

        ahahaha…. exactly.  If you are a chef and know how foods work together, deviate away.  …if you are our beloved Murphy… stick with the plan. 

    • OlivePitt July 9, 2012 - 12:32 pm Reply

       @mstymndy Then we wouldn’t have this site, would we?

  • lalahls July 6, 2012 - 9:43 am Reply

    Oh my Gosh! You are so funny!

  • kelly July 6, 2012 - 9:48 am Reply

    I used to make Sangria – then I got lazy – now I buy it premade from World Market – it’s good stuff!

  • CEstrada July 6, 2012 - 10:09 am Reply

    I dunno, I thought part of the allure of pinterest was taking what you have and making something with it. So if you don’t have a glass pitcher, in all fairness you should be able to use your pinterest creativity and use a plastic one.  A better bottle of wine probably would have helped the recipe, but I’m not going to judge.

  • Yakityyak July 6, 2012 - 10:11 am Reply

    New adjective cluster – I’m going to use this somehow in the next 24 hours! a country-style, not-completely-shitty, sort-of …

  • edder July 6, 2012 - 11:27 am Reply

    I make that recipe all the time except I leave out the Fresca and fruit.

    • athenahm July 7, 2012 - 12:40 pm Reply

      LOL, wow, what a coincidence, me too!

  • MegD_85 July 6, 2012 - 11:10 pm Reply

    Saw this pin, thought of you: http://pinterest.com/pin/70861394107582423/

  • Panda July 7, 2012 - 12:09 am Reply

    I love it when I get online and you’ve fucked something up. It makes my day! LOL

  • Kali July 7, 2012 - 5:05 pm Reply

    Oh do I ever love this! I was actually giddy to see you posted something. ^_^ I’m an over-enthused fan. 

  • Christie July 9, 2012 - 12:57 am Reply

    I used that same recipe from pinterest for my family christmas….also turned out like ass! 

  • Daina Chamness July 9, 2012 - 8:35 pm Reply

    Good thing it’s purty!

  • eliz99 July 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm Reply

    Fresca?  this is not Sangria, this is a “White Wine Spritzer”  — which, I happen to still think is delicious 🙂  but, Sangria should be made with juice, not soda …  I adore your blog, keep up the good work, girl!!

  • yshaloo July 10, 2012 - 5:19 pm Reply

    At the start of summer, my boyfriend called me and said that he was going to make sangria.  I was all “boo, I dun wanna cut up all that fruit!”  His response?  “fruit just gets in the way!”  And he was right, the recipe he cobbled together from several websites goes like this:
    1 bottle of cheapass red wine
    1/3 – 1/2 cup sugar (depending on how kool-aidy you want it)
    1 cup of OJ blend (we like pineapple, orange, banana)
    1 to 1-1/2 cups rum (we use a mixture of mango, coconut and spiced)
    a splash of lime juice.
    stir and drink over ice.  depending on how much rum you put in, this can be a real ass-kicker.  it’s nice and fruity and simple.  We make at least a pitcher a week.

  • shellular July 13, 2012 - 1:13 pm Reply

    use a bottle of wine instead of fresca.  delicious, and you’ll be drunk in 5 min flat.

    • shellular July 13, 2012 - 1:13 pm Reply

      oops, i meant to say champagne.  my bad- i’m drunk off sangria right now.

  • magdalenaleon August 13, 2012 - 3:25 am Reply

    ill be ur resident spaniard: this is technically what we call el tinto del verano in Spain. translated: wine of the summer. its basically this recipe:  wine + fresca. sometimes we add some lemon to it, though not fruit. sangria has a little bit more joy in it, ie hard liquor.  

  • JameeceMcLaren August 28, 2012 - 2:06 pm Reply

    I make a pretty good sangria, and it’s pretty easy, but requires something a little special. At Save-Mart or Whole Foods, you can get a Blood Orange soda. Its like Sparkling Lemonade but with Blood Orange juice instead (Yes, there is a variety of orange called a Blood orange, when you cut it open it’s blood red). So I mix the Blood Orange soda, peach nectar and red wine, in equal amounts. Usually I’ll make a pitcher so I add half the bottle of blood orange soda, half the bottle of wine and half the container (it usually comes in a box, if I bought an individual serving can I’ll add 1 or 2 of them, depending on how peachy I want it). I sometimes make it extra oozy by adding some gran marnier (orange liqueur)

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