• Simple Summer Sangria

    August 15, 2013

    I love everything about summer, especially getting together with friends and family at outdoor parties and barbeques. I mean, who can resist good times, good friends, good food, and good drinks? There’s nothing better than an iced cold cocktail on a hot summer day. Am I right?

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    When I am hosting a get-together at my home, or when I am invited to attend a barbeque or party, I love making my favorite (ridiculously simple) sangria recipe. It only requires four ingredients, so I can make it quickly before guests arrive or I can pack up all of the ingredients and easily transport them to prepare when I arrive. It’s honestly the easiest recipe ever and everyone loves it. My family and friends now request it at summer parties!

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    This recipe is also one of the healthiest sangria recipes I have ever encountered. It calls for Barefoot Pinot Grigio and seltzer, so it’s light, refreshing, and relatively low in calories. It’s only sweetened with fresh berries and low-calorie grapefruit soda, so it’s not loaded with sugar and syrupy liquors like some sangria recipes. You can easily enjoy a glass (or two) without guilt!

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    Simple Summer Sangria


    • 3 750 ml bottles of Barefoot Pinot Grigio
    • 1 2L bottle of grapefruit soda, such as Fresca
    • 1 2L bottle of seltzer
    • 1 3-pound bag of frozen mixed berries

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    Quick tip: Chill wine, soda, and seltzer at least 24 hours before making the sangria, so everything is nice and cold!

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    In a large container, combine wine, seltzer, and grapefruit soda.

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    Then, pour in the entire bag of frozen berries. There’s no need for ice because the frozen berries will keep the sangria cold.

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    Serve immediately or allow berries to pervade the sangria for a sweeter flavor.

    This recipe makes approximately 16-20 servings—perfect for a summer get-together!

    This post was sponsored by Barefoot Wines. The opinions expressed are all my own.

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    Mike August 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Don’t you have colitis? Why do you keep drinking so much. Just as a friendly – although you probably heard it before – alcohol and colitis isn’t the smartest thing to mix


    Tina August 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Drinking so much? I made this sangria for a 4th of July party, and I only tasted it.


    Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement August 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Sangria is one of my favorites, but like your previous post about good and bad, I think this falls into that category. When it is done right, it’s incredible, but sometimes it’s sugary and the wine is hidden. As a wine love, I like to have that taste in there somewhere.

    The frozen berries is a good addition. I also love making it in a pitcher with a wooden spoon for a rustic look as well as picking out the marinated fruit chunks.


    Hillary @ GRAS Pizza August 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This looks awesome! I wonder how it would taste with a NA wine or alternative.


    Katie August 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Do you think this would be as good with a Chardonnay or do I need to go to the store? 😉


    Jenn @ Fairest Run of All August 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    You don’t by chance have an equally awesome recipe for red sangria, do you? 😀


    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee August 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    My fave! Best white sangria is at Fig’s! (Charles Street) Have you had it?!


    Tina August 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I haven’t! Thanks for the recommendation! :)


    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties August 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    ooooh, this looks awesome! We’re having a housewarming party tomorrow night and this might need to be on the menu…. thanks for the recipe!!!


    Ed August 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Talk about a good way to get sloppy! Careful when u stand up!


    Kelly Brown August 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I love Barefoot products. My bro in law works for them. I’ll definitely have to try this out! :)


    Jackie August 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I can’t wait to try this !!!


    Ginny August 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for this recipe!! I love the Barefoot pinot grigio!


    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit August 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Just pinned it! I love Sangria and agree that typically, it’s always full of sugar. I can’t wait to try this one – it seems light and refreshing!


    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This Sangria sounds incredible! I am a fan of Barefoot wines. I’ll have to try this! :)


    Ray Ray August 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I always use Barefoot wines for little “cocktails” like this because they’re so good and inexpensive!


    Ashlee@HisnHers August 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    You know what, I make this a LOT at home and to take to the lake during the summer and it never ocurred to me that 1. it was considered Sangria and 2. to use berries ( I always just use limes!). Can’t wait to try it out with berries! mmm. It’s a good way to enjoy a cocktail without drinking too much alcohol too!


    Ashlee@HisnHers August 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like you are at Courtney Sweet Tooth’s pool haha


    JIll August 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    What a great idea. I am for sure going to write this down to make for our next party. Simple and easy !!


    Annette@FitnessPerks August 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love berries & grapefruit combo!


    Stephanie August 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Delish! LOVE Barefoot! I have made this before with berry sparkling water, but I haven’t tried it with Fresca! On my list to try now!


    Danica August 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Sangria is probably my absolute favorite (alcoholic) beverage…love this recipe!


    Jillienne@ChasingRaspberries August 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Yum! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks. I love that you added grapefruit and berries!


    Meika August 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    My absolute favorite wine, and favorite summertime beverage!


    Melissa August 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Ahh, that truly does look so good, right about now! I’m a big fan of Barefoot wines, I think they are of such high quality, plus they are available in so many great flavors, like my favorite – Moscato!


    molly b August 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Totally unrelated, but have you ever heard of grass fed in JP? It’s amazing. Alcoholic milkshakes — need I say more? Sounds like a place you and Mal should check out sometime.


    Tina August 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Mal and I went there just a few weeks ago. Loved it!! :)


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    YUM! Love the idea of using grapefruit soda. I could have really used this in my life today. It is 115 degrees here right now!


    Helene August 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I love the Barefoot Pino Grigio! Good quality and price! The sangria looks so good!


    Marty August 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Try adding a shot or two of st Germain liquor-it makes all the difference in a summer sangria


    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food August 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    That looks like my kind of drink! I love sangria, but I hate all the sugary stuff cause it gives me a headache. Great idea!


    Amy @ crazysweatymommy August 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve seen so many alcohol posts today I swear I’m tipsy by osmosis!


    She Rocks Fitness August 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    LOVE the simplicity of this recipe! Looks fabulous and oh so perfect for any summer party. Thanks for sharing! :)


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    YUM! This sounds AMAZING!!!


    Jamie @ fitfortherun August 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    definitely making this before the summer is over :)


    Samantha @ 10,000 Squats August 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Wow really low cal! That sounds like a great party drink. I’ll have to try making that before summer’s all done!


    Luv What You Do August 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I am huge sangria fan. Great idea to use Fresca! YUM!


    Kaitlyn August 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    This sounds delicious! I wonder if it would be good with peaches or nectarines?


    Sarah August 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Recently found out that Barefoot Wines have MSG in them… eek! Do you know anything about this?


    Tina August 16, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I don’t. Sorry. I’d contact the company for more info.


    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats August 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I love sangria but more the red wine version than white wine but this still looks delicious and so summery.


    jen August 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    the way I make mine is a bottle of red wine, I just ask the person at the liquor store for one used for sangria. 3 each lemon, limes and oranges, I juice half and slice the rest. a few shots of brandy about a cup of ginger ale, club soda, or lemon-lime soda, if you make it the night before the flavors mend and it taste like fruit punch I love it.


    Loretta August 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Where did you get that cute sangria bowl from?


    Tina August 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

    It’s my in-laws’ bowl, and I think it’s pretty old!


    Kristin August 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


    Maryz August 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I love Barefoot Wine! I’m excited to try this out!


    Lind August 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Barefoot Pinot Grigio is my favorite! Definitely going to have to give your Sangria a try!


    Kim August 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I love sangria and this recipe is so much easier than what I’ve been doing! And I love that you used the word “pervade”!


    meghan @ struggle muffins August 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I love fresca sangria! I’ve only had it with red wine, will definitely be taking this white wine recipe for a spin :)


    Hannah August 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    We use grapefruit Izze’s and they taste awesome in sangria!


    Christi in MA August 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I bet you could use Polar pink grapefruit seltzer and save the calories and the sugar. It’s my favorite summer drink this year.


    Natalie August 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    This is almost exactly the sangria I have been making myself all summer except I don’t use the soda. I use a flavored seltzer water instead. Either mandarin orange or raspberry lime. Giant has a ton of flavored seltzer waters. I use barefoot or naked grape for wine. Both have good taste I think and very budget friendly. :-)


    Rebecca August 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I made this recipe for a get together I had Saturday night, everyone loved it! Even my husband who usually only drinks beer gave it the thumbs up, thanks for the recipe :)


    Tina August 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

    That’s awesome! So glad everyone liked it! :)


    Andrea August 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Looks delicious! I need to make Sangria a few more times before the summer is over.


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