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.

You can never have too many sangria recipes in your files! Check out some of our other favorites!

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Elderflower Sangria Recipe– Garnish with Lemon®

Sunset Sangria– Wine and Glue

Cucumber Melon Sangria– Garnish with Lemon®

Pineapple Sangria Recipe– Garnish with Lemon®

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

Sangria Lemonade

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: 224 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 10mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 18g Protein: 0g