Strawberry Orange Sangria

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Strawberry Orange Sangria is a refreshing cocktail made with sweet red wine, fresh strawberries, orange juice and a splash of rum. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s loaded with all kinds of fun!

strawberry orange sangria in a pitcher and glasses with fruit in the foreground.
A refreshing pitcher of Sangria gets the party started!
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Why You’ll Love This Sangria

Sangria is one of the easiest cocktails to make because you simply add ingredients to a large pitcher and give it a stir. Pour it over a glass of ice and garnish with a few pieces of fruit, and you’ve got a party punch with a kick!

Strawberry Orange Sangria is one of my most requested recipes at parties and summer cookouts. It serves a large crowd and pairs well with all types of appetizers and main dishes. It’s light, fruity, and the perfect accompaniment to charcuterie boards and cheese platters.

Sangria is traditionally served with tacos or tostadas, and is known to get the party started at a Mexican Fiesta! You’ll love the flavor that a splash of spiced rum adds to the mix!

strawberries, oranges, limes and lemons on a red striped cloth.

Ingredients

Although this recipe isn’t a classic sangria that you make with brandy, you’ll enjoy how easy it comes together with ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry.

  • oranges
  • limes
  • lemons
  • strawberries
  • spiced rum
  • orange juice
  • sweet red sangria wine

Quantities are listed in the recipe card.

Instructions

1 – Slice oranges, limes and lemons in circles. Hull strawberries and slice in half.

2 – Add fruit to a large 1 gallon pitcher. Pour rum over the top of fruit and let sit for 10 minutes.

3 – Pour orange juice over fruit in pitcher. Add wine until it almost reaches the top of the pitcher. Leave about 2 inches to allow room for fruit to expand. Stir well.

4 – Refrigerate sangria overnight for ultimate flavor. Or, serve immediately over glasses filled with ice. Garnish rims with a lime, orange or lemon slice.

strawberry orange sangria in a pitcher and glasses with fruit in foreground.

Recipe FAQS

What is Sangria?

Sangria is an alcoholic punch that originated in Spain. The traditional recipe is made with red wine, brandy, chopped fresh fruit, sugar, and a cinnamon stick.

Can the wine be substituted?

You can use a different type of wine and change the color from red to white, but you will need to add sugar or simple syrup to taste if you don’t use sweet red wine.

Can I use a different type of spirit?

Feel free to use vodka, brandy or tequila for a totally different taste experience. I have found that adding spiced rum creates the perfect little kick.

Top Tips

  • For an extra boozy treat, soak the fruit in rum overnight in the fridge before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • If substituting types of wine, adjust with sugar or simple syrup to taste.
  • Refrigerate sangria overnight for best results.
two glasses of sangria with oranges, limes and lemons in the foreground.

Variations

1 Substitute any flavor of juice and change up the fruit to match. If you use peach juice, add fresh peaches. If using mango juice, add fresh mango, etc. The best part about making sangria is you can’t mess it up!

2 – Add other types of fruit like apples, grapes, dark cherries, blood oranges and pineapple to match the seasons. An autumn sangria tastes great with apples and cinnamon. Winter sangria is perfect with cranberries and blood oranges.

3 – Spice it up if you want some heat. Add jalapeño, chipotle or sriracha to the pitcher to create a cocktail your guests will never forget. Be sure to rim the glasses with Tajin seasoning (ad) if you choose to spice things up.

If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo party or just want to relax with a few friends, these recipes will pair perfectly with Strawberry Orange Sangria.

Recipe Card

pitcher of strawberry orange sangria poured into two glasses filled with ice.

Strawberry Orange Sangria

Strawberry Orange Sangria is a refreshing cocktail made with sweet red wine, fresh strawberries, orange juice and a splash of rum. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 212kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

  • cutting board and knife
  • sangria pitcher
  • glasses

Ingredients

  • 1 large 1.5 liter bottle sweet red sangria wine
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup spiced or white rum
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 orange sliced in circles
  • 2 limes sliced in circles
  • 1 lemon sliced in circles
  • extra fruit cut in wedges to add garnish to the glass

Instructions

  • Slice oranges, limes and lemons in circles.
  • Hull strawberries and slice in half.
  • Add fruit to a 1 gallon pitcher.
  • Pour rum over the fruit and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Pour orange juice over fruit in pitcher. 
  • Add wine until you get at least 2 inches from the top of pitcher. 
  • Stir well and refrigerate overnight if possible. If not, serve immediately. 
  • Pour sangria over glasses filled with ice. Add fruit into glasses. 
  • Garnish rims with a lime or orange wedge. 

Notes

  • For an extra boozy treat, soak the fruit in rum overnight in the fridge before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Substitute any flavor of juice if desired and change up the fruit to match. If you use peach juice, add fresh peaches. If using mango juice, add fresh mango, etc. 
  • This is an alcoholic beverage intended for adults aged 21 and over. Please drink responsibly. 

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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4 Comments

  1. Your Sangrias are my favorite (as you know!) Love the new website look! Happy 3 years Quiche My Grits!💕

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