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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 cold lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • Ice cubes


  • 1. In a pitcher, stir first four ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Stir in soda and fruit. Serve over ice. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 292 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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boisegrams User ID: 7944289 227591
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."

jengel1 User ID: 6301273 191499
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!"

JZAnderson User ID: 1266313 194834
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."

jenlynn28 User ID: 6789636 194822
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

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

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 178929
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012 Edited Jul. 22, 2015

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

Rube1234 User ID: 1260707 111180
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!"

kmckinness User ID: 6661773 193227
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."

irish777 User ID: 5995130 132641
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

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

daisylight User ID: 2099212 177980
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!"

jkryff User ID: 5230046 132106
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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