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Frozen Fruit Sangria

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posted: 04/08/16

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This Frozen Fruit Sangria is a simple formula that makes it EASY to make a whole pitcher of sangria for a party. You’ll use this OVER AND OVER!The Frozen Fruit Sangria has strawberries, mangos, cherries, and blueberries floating around the drink.


I think when I first started blogging, and in the beginning it was really just crafts, the idea of recipe development was terrifying to me. The idea that people could come up with ingredients that when they threw them together they tasted like something real and delicious seemed like straight up witch craft.

And now I LOVE IT! I’m not sure how it changed or why it changed, but it totally changed. I’m sure it was just a matter of overcoming those fears and going for it.

A picture of the ingredients for the Frozen Fruit sangria (white wine, white, rum, orange liquor, and frozen fruit).

And looking back I can’t believe that I felt that way about cocktail recipes! I mean, those are really the easiest to develop! Booze + More Booze = Awesome. AmIRight? Or AmIRight??

And Sangria is for sure the easiest of the cocktails! Once you realize that it’s a basic formula of wine, alcohol and fruit the possibilities are totally endless. I love taking traditional flavor combos and making them into a sangria, like with this Pina Colada Sangria. And I love even more taking something that’s a little less traditional but totally works together and making THAT a sangria, like this Strawberry Basil Sangria (SO GOOD!).

Okay! So that’s what this post is about. Today I’m giving you a basic formula for the liquids and then telling you to just

Add. Frozen. Fruit.

It really is that simple. And once you buy the other liquor that you need, you will have them on hand and you can make pitchers of this over and over all summer long. It’s last minute, it’s fast to throw together, it’s perfect!

So! Start with a bottle of white wine. I like a spritzer. You know, bubbles.

A bottle of white wine is being poured into a large pitcher.

Then add a little white rum. A secret?  Switch the white wine to red and the white rum to brandy and you have a whole new sangria. BAM! Did I just blow your mind?

After the white wine has been poured, the white rum is being poured into the pitcher.

Now you add some triple sec. This adds a little punch of orange and sweetness. You want to go fancy? You could totally add some Cointreau. I love it!

Lastly, the Triple Sec is poured into the pitcher filled with white wine and white rum.

Next you add some frozen fruit. I added about three cups worth, but you don’t even have to measure. And it can be whatever is in the freezer for your kids’ smoothies. I swear I won’t tell them what you did with it when they ask for their very favorite Raspberry Mango Smoothie.

This batch had strawberries, mango, cherries (I love frozen cherries) raspberries, and blueberries. It was awesome!

And yes, you of course can use fresh fruit. But frozen fruit is often less expensive and easy to just have on hand all the time for whenever your sangria craving strikes ;)

A large bowl of frozen fruit is poured into the pitcher.

And that is it my friends.

It really is that simple.

If you look at my sangria recipes they are all very similar. There are slight deviations on this basic formula. I know that the idea of spending the money on alcohol is daunting when you have never tried a recipe before, but even a “bad” sangria recipe isn’t bad. People. It’s still sangria. Have fun with it!


5 from 4 votes

Frozen Fruit Sangria

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  • 750 bottle White Wine I like a spritzer blend, see photo, chilled
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 3 cups frozen fruit see note


  • Combine all ingredients. Stir. You can serve immediately or for a more intense fruit flavor let it sit for a few hours in the refrigerator.


You can use any combination of frozen fruit that you have in your freezer. Certainly there are fruits that go better together than others, but there is no bad option here.
Author: Lisa Longley

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The Frozen Fruit Sangria has strawberries, mangos, cherries, and blueberries floating around the drink.


Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    This is the smartest, most genius recipe EVER. I cannot wait to use it all summer long!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Dorothy!

  2. Rachel says

    I love this post. Pinning! I tend to shy away from sangria because it seems like work…but clearly with your tips on the frozen fruit thing it’s not much work at all. Thank you!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Love you Rachel!

  3. Rosanne Purcell says

    For the Pina Colada Sangria, can Proseco be substituted for the Moscato? I already have it, trying to save a trip to liquor store (although I am sure I can find something to buy!).

    • Lisa Longley says

      If you love Proseco, I’m sure it would be great in this!

  4. Norms says

    Thanks for share I need recipe awesome for drink so cool enjoy it ????????

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  5. Danielle says

    5 stars
    How do you think rosé wine would work in this recipe???! with some variation of frozen fruit!

    • Lisa Longley says

      For sure! I hope you love it!

  6. Lindsay Baez says

    Can I sub a diff alcohol for the rum? I have a friend that is allergic :/

    • Lisa Longley says

      Absolutely! Citrus vodka is a great option.

  7. Gloria Barker-Mahaffey says

    Can Sangaris and Pina Coda be made in a plastic pitcher or is glass best?
    My sister and I love all your recipes.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I use plastic pitchers for them regularly!

  8. Kimlin says

    Does the frozen fruit get mushy.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Frozen fruit when it thaws just is mushy. That’s just the nature of it. So yes.

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