Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is a Sangria that I make every year when we have people over for New Year's Eve. I think that it is better than some of the Sangrias I have had at restaurants! (Please also see my "New Year's Eve White Sangria" as well!) Note: This was updated with new measurements 11/23/2006 when I stopped eye-balling and really measured! Note 2: I was out of Grand Marnier and substituted 1/4 cup of Chambord and the flavor may have been even better!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the orange and lemon.
  2. Put the fruit in a 3 quart pitcher and cover with the rum.
  3. Cover pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is best.).
  4. Add the Gran Marnier, Rioja, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Lemon Juice, and sugar to the pitcher.
  5. Add soda up to 2 inches from the top of the pitcher.
  6. Stir well, pressing the fruit as you stir.
  7. Serve over ice (with extra soda, if you want).
  8. Fruit can be used for additional batches, simply cover with rum and continue with step 4.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was a nice red sangria that I made for my BBQ. I made a batch of your white sangria that you have posted and a batch of your red. While I am typically a red wine drinker, I preferred the white sangria. Maybe because it has less juice? Anyway, both were certainly enjoyed by the guests and you really can't go wrong making this.

5 5

AWESOME sangria-- everyone loved it and asked for the recipe... no alterations to the recipe necessary!

5 5

Great sangria for a party! I made this for a New Year's Eve Mexican feast. I couldn't find rioja wine, so I used a California red table wine. We really enjoyed this because it was not overly sweet like a lot of restaurant sangrias.