Sangria Lemonade

by | Jun 18, 2018 | All, Batch Cocktails, Liqueurs, Rum

Two of summer’s best sippers – sangria and lemonade – come together in this refreshing Sangria Lemonade recipe.

Close up shot of glass of Sangria Lemonade garnished with fresh apples, orange and lemon slices.

Batch cocktails don’t much easier or more refreshing than this  Sangria Lemonade. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients making it a no-brainer addition to your next bbq, book club or happy hour menu.

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What kind of wine do I use for Sangria?

I’m partial to white or rosé wine in the sangria I drink. I used Sauvignon Blanc in this Sangria Lemonade, but feel free to sub in pinot grigio or your favorite white if you prefer. Remember to use a bottle that you would drink on its own. This isn’t the time to splurge on a super nice bottle but don’t go bottom of the barrel either, as you won’t be happy with the results.  Check out some of our other favorite summer sippers in this 5 Sangrias for Summer post.

What kind of alcohol is in Sangria Lemonade?

We realized that we didn’t have many rum cocktail recipes on the site and knew that needed to change. Kevin and I aren’t really rum and coke people. Instead, we prefer our rum in one of these daiquiris or these mojitos. But when I was taste testing recipes for this Sangria Lemonade, I knew that lemon flavored rum was just what this sangria recipe needed to make it complete. Regular rum would work too, but I love the depth the citrus rum adds.

What kind of lemonade should I use for this Sangria recipe?

The quality of your lemonade makes a huge difference in the outcome of this sangria recipe. I like to splurge on fresh squeezed lemonade from the grocery store. Just remember to always use your favorite ingredients in a recipe. The flavors shine through!

Where to serve sangria

Anywhere, anytime it’s nice out in my book. Summer picnic, anyone?

While sangria recipes are perfect for backyard BBQs, this Sangria Lemonade is also ideal for tailgating. While I love a good beer every once in awhile, this cocktail is much more my speed when it comes to drinks on the go. Plus I love that I can make it ahead of time and don’t have to worry about keeping a bunch of separate bottles cold. Just pack some cups and ice, pour the sangria in a pitcher, and I’m set.

Tip: This pitcher is my favorite for taking drinks on the go. I never have to worry about it spilling or leaking. It’s an added bonus that it takes up less space in my refrigerator, too.

Pitcher of Sangria Lemonade on a dark background with ice scattered in foreground.

This Sangria Lemonade is a tasty way to celebrate long lazy nights on the patio or tailgating before the big game.   Just pour, stir and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors develop and your cocktails are set. That’s my kind of entertaining. Tasty, easy and no fuss.

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Recommended Equipment:

Front shot of Sangria Lemonade recipe in a large pitcher garnished with fresh orange, apple and lemon slices.
Yield: 8 servings

Sangria Lemonade

Close up shot of glass of Sangria Lemonade garnished with fresh apples, orange and lemon slices.

This Sangria Lemonade is a refreshing batch cocktail for any summer night!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 4 cups lemonade
  • 1 (750ml) bottle of white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 cup Bacardi Limon rum
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 orange cut into slices
  • 1 Granny Smith apple cut into chunks.


  1. Pour lemonade, white wine, rum, and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves Add orange slices and apple chunks and stir. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least one hour to let flavors develop.
  2. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

8 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

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    I am SO making this sangria for our next tailgate party! I will add this to my ever-growing list of sangria recipes. I agree, it is so much easier to have a pitcher handy for small get togethers. Thanks!

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      Batch cocktails are definitely the way to go! Happy Tailgating!

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    How many does this recipe serve? Making it for a crowd –in 3 gallon container —

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      Hi Teresa, One recipe serves 8, but this is easy to double for a larger group.

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    I had the pleasure of trying this refreshing drink- and have to say that the balance of not too sweet and not too tart made it easy to enjoy! This recipe will definitely go into my favorites! 2 thumbs up!

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      Thanks, Mary!! XOXO

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    WOW fantastic made just as the recipe called for and it was perfect and a big hit for our small gathering for apps and beverages thanks so much will be hanging on to this one for sure

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      Glad you loved it! It’s one of our favorites too!

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    Now I want to have a BBQ party on the deck and serve this beautiful beverage! I bet the flavor combination is terrific.

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      It’s amazing how refreshing and light this sangria is! It will disappear at your BBQ!

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    I’m in love with everything Sangria! This looks so summery and perfect.

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      Me too! Sangria is perfect for a crowd!

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    Do you think this recipe would work with vodka in place of the rum?

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      Absolutely! You could even used a citrus flavored vodka. Let me know how it turns out!

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    This sounds fantastic! One question…what kind of lemonade do you use? Thx so much. Linda

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      Hi Linda- I either use a fresh-squeezed lemonade from the grocery store or I pick up the Simply Lemonade in the refrigerator section. Hope that helps!

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    This my new take to the bbq/beach/ party drink.
    I made it for a brunch and it was a I get requests. Love it!!


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