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Sunset Sangria

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posted: 04/07/17

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This Sunset Sangria is made with orange, strawberry, rum and will quickly become a favorite!

This Sunset Sangria is made with orange, strawberry, rum and will quickly become a favorite!


The name of my blog is no joke. I do enjoy a nice glass of white wine while I’m crafting. (Actually, a glass of white wine, a quiet house, some Florence + The Machiene, and my craft room seem like a slice of heaven to me.)  In the summer time, I start to obsess a little, looking for the perfect cocktails to enjoy with friends. I have this image in my mind that my summers are going to be spent kicking back on my deck entertaining. I apparently think that I’m part of the cast of a sitcom of childless friends. Ha!

Anyway, this is a sangria recipe that I came up with recently when I was kicking back with some friends. It was perfect for a hot summer day! It’s nice and refreshing without being too sweet. And it even got the attention of some of our non wine drinking guests!

This Sunset Sangria is made with orange, strawberry, rum and will quickly become a favorite!

I really love white wine sangrias, but the added sugar that is in some recipes makes it a little too sweet for me sometimes. (I know, a crazy thought if I’ve ever had one.)  With this recipe, the combination of the very sweet Moscoto and the fruit makes it just right!

This is also a really easy recipe to make. The last time I had guests coming, I made a batch in about twenty minutes the night before and it was perfect and ready for the next day.

I use a straw to quickly hull my washed strawberries.

How to hull strawberries

And I use an egg slicer for the strawberries (a great idea I first saw here).

An easy way to slice strawberries

My last suggestion . . . . make a second pitcher! This recipe won’t last long!

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5 from 2 votes

Sunset Sangria

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  • 3/4 a pound of strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 3 medium navel oranges sliced (ends sliced off and discarded)
  • 1/2 cup citrus rum
  • 2 oz orange liquor
  • 3/4 a 1.5L bottle of Moscoto I use Barefoot brand
  • {or better yet, buy three 750 ml bottles and make two batches!}
  • lemon-lime soda diet or regular


  • Mix the wine, rum, and orange liquor. Add the strawberries and oranges. Top with a little more wine to make sure the fruit is all covered with liquid. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • Pour through a strainer into glasses (though you probably won't care about the pulp once you get to the second pitcher), and add fruit. Top with soda. Enjoy!!
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This Sunset Sangria is made with orange, strawberry, rum and will quickly become a favorite!
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  1. Cecilia Salser says

    This has an orange look to to it but I don’t see any ingredients that would make it orange (my orange liquer is clear, as is the rum). What gives it the orange color?

    • Lisa Longley says

      The strawberries and oranges in it.

  2. michelle says

    if I make 2 batches of the sunset sangria you mentioned buy three 750 ml bottles… I am assuming double all the other ingredients. please advise.


    • Lisa Longley says

      Double the liquids but you can keep the fruit the same.

  3. Karen says

    About how much lemon-lime soda do you add? Also, do you add it to the pitcher or to individual cups? Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I always just serve the soda on the side and let each person add it to their glasses if they want to.

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