Frozen Sangria

Frozen Sangria -- super quick and easy to make, and so refreshing and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

So, pretty sure I woke up with a lovely sniffly, sneezy, cough-y, achy, all-I-want-to-do-is-rest summertime cold this week, and I’m not too happy about it.

Because if you ask me, those words — summertime and cold — do not belong together.

But apparently this summer for me, they do.

So while the rest of the world has been out enjoying the sunshine and swimming pools and late-night deck parties, I’ve been nestled inside burrowed beneath a quilt with my cinnamon hot tea counting down the hours until a very early bedtime while the sun’s still out.  Not quite my idea of summer lovin’, but a girl’s gotta do what a girls’ gotta do to get well soon.

That said, I do have a very summer-y recipe ready to share with you today that I made earlier this week — frozen sangria!!  Trust me, these two words definitely belong together.  This recipe is ridiculously quick and easy to make, it can be blended immediately before serving (vs. having to marinate for hours like traditional sangria), and it is a perfectly refreshing and delicious treat for the summertime.

Let’s make some…

Frozen Sangria | gimmesomeoven.com

The idea for this sangria actually came about somewhat by accident, when I realized I had a surplus of frozen berries in the freezer.  I was about to dump a bag in a pitcher with some wine to let them soak for a few hours to make sangria, when it suddenly occurred to me that I could try and blend up a frozen sangria.

I don’t know how this had never occurred to me before!

Frozen Sangria -- super quick and easy to make, and so refreshing and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

I love sangria, and I love frozen drinks, so I felt like this had mega potential.  Turns out, it was a mega success.
Frozen Sangria -- super quick and easy to make, and so refreshing and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

To make the sangria, I simply added some chilled dry red wine (you can use cheap wine in sangria), a pound of frozen mixed berries (or you could use just about any frozen fruit), an orange, some lime juice, and a good splash of Cointreau (or you could use brandy) together, and then blended them up until the mixture was nice and smooth.  Then I added a few tablespoons of honey to sweeten it up to taste, along with a few extra ice cubes to thicken it up.Frozen Sangria -- super quick and easy to make, and so refreshing and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

And literally, within minutes, the frozen sangria was ready to serve.  And it was delicious.  Definitely a little more overtly fruity than typical sangria, but I actually loved the flavor balance and the freshness that all of the fruit brought to the drink.  And hey, with all of that good-for-you fruit in there, we were easily able to justify going back for seconds — you know, to help reach our quota of fruit servings for the day, right?

Actually, with all of that vitamin C and antioxidents in there, I’m starting to think maybe I should make another batch to help kick this cold.  (What’s that they say?  A glass of sangria a day keeps the doctor away…?)  :)
Frozen Sangria -- super quick and easy to make, and so refreshing and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Seriously, though, if you love sangria in the summertime, I highly recommend grabbing whatever wine and frozen fruits you have in the house and giving it a try.  I think you’re going to summer-love it.

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Frozen Sangria

This frozen sangria recipe is quick and easy to make, it can be blended immediately before serving, and it’s wonderfully refreshing and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) frozen mixed berries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 2/3 cups dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau (or any orange liqueur, or brandy)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sweetener (I used honey)
  • ice, if needed to thicken

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until smooth.  Add a handful or two of ice, if needed, to thicken.  Taste, and add extra sweetener if needed.

Serve immediately.

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38 comments on “Frozen Sangria”

  1. What a great idea! This is definitely going on the menu this weekend!

  2. I don’t know how I am just seeing this but it looks amazing!!

  3. Sangria that I don’t have to wait for? I’m so in!!! What a great idea, Ali! And ugh — so sorry you’re sick. Wishing you a super speedy recovery :)

  4. Holy smokes! LOVE this! It’s a wine slushie on steroids!

  5. Boozy + smoothie!? Dead. The color is also completely beyond.

  6. Yumm Yumm – I have been making these for years – no sangria though :)
    x M.

  7. What a great idea! I am definitely going to try this with some of the berries we have kicking around the house.

  8. Wow this frozen sangria sounds fantastic!! What an awesome idea. Perfect for a hot summer day like today!

  9. Oh my gosh when I lived in Boston we would always grab Mexican food in Harvard Square and order frozen sangria!! NEED.

  10. I’ve never been able to think of what to do with my 1/2 empty bags of fruit in the freezer. This is perfect! My girlfriend and I will sit on the deck tonight and drink these. Perfect for a hot summer night in Des Moines, Iowa.

  11. G-E-N-I-U-S. I need this in my life while lounging in the pool!

    • Thanks Senika, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! And YES to drinking this poolside!

  12. This looks amazing! I love sangria, I will be making this soon!

  13. I’m seeing this recipe as I am in the car on the way to co-host my annual Sangria Smackdown with a friend. This is a party that started out as a joke among colleagues and now hosts up to 20 sangria recipes submitted for taste testing earning a winner’s crown and of course bragging rights. I’m pretty sure this awesome recipe will solidify my winning next year! Yum!!!

    • Oh my gosh, we so wish WE could go to that Sangria Smackdown – sounds amazing!!

  14. Wow, never thought of frozen sangria but what an awesome idea. I LOVE sangria and drink it all the time when I’m in Spain. Will definitely be trying this :)

    • Thanks, we hope you love it! And gosh, sangria in Spain – doesn’t get much better than that! :)

  15. I love sangria…especially in the summertime!

  16. I am seriously obsessed with this idea. Make me some soon, pretty please? :)

  17. My mom makes a similar frozen sangria!  (yours looks better… but don’t tell her I said that!)

  18. Made this while on vacation last week, and it was delicious! Now that we are home, we are mixing up another batch. This is the perfect summer drink!

    • Thanks Beth, it’s definitely a good summer vacation drink! We’re so happy you liked it!

  19. Did you delete my comment? I’m not spam, I seriously made a video review of your recipe! If you click my URL you can find it – it’s the Sangria Tasting video. I hope it’s OK that I reviewed it! 

    • Oh no, we’re not sure what happened, we’re sorry if it accidentally got deleted! Thanks for making the sangria, and for sharing your review (it’s always okay to do that)! :) We’re happy it was a hit with you and your friends. : )

  20. I once worked on a cruise line where the chef made great ice drinks for after work. They were pretty fantastic after I had learned the ropes. – I must say that this new recipe tastes even sweeter!