New Year's Eve Red Sangria

"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!"
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




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

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  1. 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.
  2. AWESOME sangria-- everyone loved it and asked for the recipe... no alterations to the recipe necessary!
  3. 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.


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