How to Make Sangria

It’s a great drink for a backyard barbecue, summer party or just because. It combines red wine with fruits and juices, with just a little bit of triple sec. Serve it over ice, garnish with berries and enjoy.

 Groceries Needed:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 3 oz Triple Sec
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced lime
  • Sliced orange
  • 1 cup of berries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice


Also, have the following equipment on hand:


  • Large pitcher
  • Measuring cups
  • Shot glass
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Cutting board
  • Knife



Step 1: Pour Wine into Pitcher


Start by pouring the bottle of wine into the pitcher. Use the entire bottle for this recipe.

Step 2: Add 3 oz Triple Sec


Measure 3 oz of Triple Sec and pour into the pitcher.

Step 3: Add Citrus Fruits


Cut the orange into wedges. Smaller wedges work best, so you can squeeze out the most juice.

Squeeze into the pitcher. Drop each piece fruit into the pitcher after you squeeze it.

Repeat the process with the lemon and lime. Start by cutting the wedges.

Then squeeze them and drop them into pitcher.

Step 4: Add Orange Juice


Pour the orange juice into the pitcher.

Step 5: Add Pinapple Chunks & Juice


Add the pineapple juice and chunks from the can. Put it all in.

Step 6: Add Sugar


Add the sugar into the pitcher.

Step 7: Stir The Contents


Stir just enough to mix the ingredients.

Step 8: Chill Overnight


Put the pitcher in the fridge and refrigerate over night. The ginger ale and berries should be added just before you serve.

Step 9: Slice Berries


Clean and cut your berries. You can refrigerate them for later.

Step 10: Add Ginger Ale


Once the mixture has chilled overnight, you can add the ginger ale.


TIP: If you’re not serving all the sangria, just add about half ginger ale to each glass as you serve it. Then save the sangria mix for later.

Step 11: Prepare Your Drink


Fill a glass with ice

Pour the sangria, straining the citrus fruit if you prefer, and garnish with berries. Of course, if you’re concerned about any missed alcohol content, you may want to include the citrus pieces in your drink.