Key West Sangria

1 Sep

I became obsessed with sangria over 4 years ago.  I would order a glass or pitcher when we went out to eat.  It was at one of those restaurants that I had a delicious glass of sangria.  I got a list of ingredients and started searching the internet.  I ended up finding 3 different recipes and from that I came up with a recipe that is the best sangria I’ve had yet.  Friends and family love my sangria and have come to expect it when they come over to my house.  It was only fitting when I saw a cookbook for 101 Sangria and Pitcher Drinks that I had to have it.  I have made several different recipes and each one has been great. 

This past Saturday I had some good friends over for dinner.  I made some delicious chicken chilaquiles (I would have posted that recipe if I had remembered to take pictures, next time, promise), yellow rice, refried beans, pico de gallo and guacamole.  OMG it was delicious.  My sangria of choice was the Key Lime.  I prefer white wines in the summer and I had some good french whites that I got on sale and decided to use that as my base.  I doubled the recipe since it was 4 of us and its a good thing.  We killed it!  Normally I start sangria with 3 liters of wine for alot more people and tend to have enough leftover for the next day or for sangria cupcakes but not this time.  My friends however agreed that this was a keeper, hope you enjoyed as much as we did.

Adapted from Kim Haasarud 101 Sangrias & Pitcher Drinks

Key West Sangria

  • 1.5 liters dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup mandarin vodka
  • 3/4 cup Patron orange liquor
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 7 limes
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 liter Sprite

Cut limes into wheels.

To make simple syrup combine 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup hot water and stir until completely dissolved.  Let cool before using.

Combine all ingredients except the Sprite in a large container and stir well.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

Add Sprite to pitcher when ready to serve.  Fill glass with ice, add sangria and garnish with fruit from the sangria.

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3 Responses to “Key West Sangria”

  1. La reine des procrastinatrices January 19, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I so feel like having some !! I’ll definitely try this recipe.
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Diane January 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      I’m not a big white wine person but this sangria was delicious and very refreshing! I served it along with some mexican food and it was a hit for my dinner party.

  2. La reine des procrastinatrices January 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Yes white wine is somewhat unexpected for a sangria but I LOVE white wine !! I think this would go great with some tapas or an elegant barbecue 🙂

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