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