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Topsy-Turvy Sangria

I got this recipe from a friend a few years ago. Perfect for relaxed get-togethers. it’s even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors steep. But watch out—it goes down easy. —Tracy Field, Bremerton, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (about 2 qt.)


  • 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


  • In a pitcher, stir the first 4 ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Stir in soda and fruit. Serve over ice.
Nutrition 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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  • ckbray
    Jan 22, 2018

    I love Sangria and make it often for gatherings. I decided to try this recipe for a change. Sadly it did Not live up to the hype. I used only 1/4 cup of sugar and it was still much too sweet. Everyone said it was very good but what else are guests going to say. I have another Sangria recipe that has orange juice as an ingredient (I use Simply Orange with Mango) and it is much better. The addition of the soda (I used diet 7Up) was too much sweetness all on it's own. The next time I make my Sangria (I got it from a gourmet chef), I will take a picture of it and submit it for consideration on this website.

  • boisegrams
    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
    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!

  • DAWN70
    May 23, 2013

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  • JZAnderson
    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
    Sep 8, 2012

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

  • aug2295
    Jul 7, 2012

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

  • Rube1234
    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
    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.

  • Syla_g
    Dec 29, 2011

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