17 June 2011

Sangria, Sangria

Each year for the lake party we make some really good sangria for the non-beer drinkers (the beer drinkers are welcome to the sangria too). A friend of mine makes the wine himself (yum) and donates 2 cases to the party. We typically can make 20 gallons of sangria with that much wine. I wanted to share the recipe with you in case you might like to make some for a party.

Time to make the sangria!

A Very Good Thing
LAKE PARTY SANGRIA (makes 5 gallons!!)

6 bottles Red Wine
3 cups Brandy
1 Large Can Frozen OJ concentrate
3 Lemons, sliced
6 Limes, sliced
4 Oranges, sliced
6 Applies, sliced
Strawberries, sliced
Pineapple, Blueberries (frozen works too)
4 liters Lemon/Lime soda

Mix the wine, brandy and OJ concentrate together, then add all of the fruit and let marinate overnight (or as long as you can stand it). Add the soda and serve. I like to add frozen fruit in with the cold soda to chill the mixture for the party. We usually start out with two 5 gallon coolers available and add vino, brandy, OJ and soda to the marinated fruit when we deplete that...Enjoy!

Sunset at the Lake


  1. Just came across this recipe! Making it tomorrow thanks so much!

    1. Maya, I hope you enjoyed the sangria!

  2. Hello!
    I am thinking of serving this recipe at my wedding reception. How many people do you typically serve with 20 gallons of this?

    1. I am not quite sure about how many this serves at a lake party vs. Wedding reception. I would say there are 320 servings with 20 gallons but many people will want more than a serving so I'd think 2-3 servings each for the drinkers. Good luck and enjoy!

  3. Hi I added everything except the lime soda and my 5 gallon container is not even filled half way should I add more wine if so will it taste the same?


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