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Topsy-Turvy Sangria Recipe

Topsy-Turvy Sangria Recipe

“I got this recipe from a friend a few years ago. It’s perfect for relaxed get-togethers. It’s even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors steep. But be careful—it goes down easy.”—Tracy Field, Bremerton, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) merlot
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/2 to 1 cup brandy
  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • Ice cubes


  • 1. In a pitcher, stir the wine, sugar, orange liqueur and brandy until sugar is dissolved. Stir in soda and fruit. Serve over ice. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 292 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Topsy-Turvy Sangria

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"I made this for a brunch with 3 ladies and had enough left over for a small family BBQ that night. Everyone loved it, and I caught them sucking on the fruit when their glasses were empty! I served it in crystal red wine goblets (my mom always told me EVERYTHING tastes better in a pretty glass!). I followed the recipe except I cut the sugar in half. Next time I will only use 1/4 cup. The 7-up (I used diet) give it a lot of sweetness. A full cup of sugar would be way too much, IMHO. Thanks for sharing this great recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"Made this for a BBQ last night and everyone loved it. I used the cheap Walmart merlot and cut the sugar in half since other reviewers had recommended that. Perfect!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Very good sangria. I added red grapes and cherries instead of peaches and strawberries. Best made the night before. Add the citrus fruit the next morning."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"I have made sangria many times but all my friends said this was the best recipe ever!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012 Edited Jul. 22, 2015

"Tasted nice, I halved the sugar. It really packed a punch."

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"I make this for my Cinco de Mayo party and it was very good. I cut the amount of sugar in half and still found it very sweet. Next time, I may leave it out entirely. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"This was excellent. I had only had Sangria once before and it was ok. We made this at home and loved it. We will definately be making this again. We used Citron orange liqueur by Patron. Also we could not find decent looking peaches so we used granny smith green apple in it's place."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"Awesome! I used triple sec too instead of orange liqueur. Delish!"

Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Yum! I have been searching for a good recipe for Sangria, and now I have finally found it. Fruity, sweet and delicious. You probably could make this with a white wine as well. Leave it to the good folks at Taste of Home for another winner of a recipe!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Excellent recipe! I just used triplesec instead of orange liquor- less expensive and offers basically the same taste. Any kind of fruit works in here!"

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