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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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a close up glass of sangria with strawberries and oranges in it
5 from 6 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!!
Author: Lisa Longley
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  1. kellie reynolds royal says

    how much of the soda?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It’s up to you, and all depends on what size glass you use. I would say that it should be about 3/4 sangria, and 1/4 soda.

  2. Kirsten says


    Thanks for giving me the link to include in my upcoming Band Fruit Fundraiser Recipe Round Up! It will be published on 12/4/2013!

  3. Jeanne Barnes says

    Like your site. Enjoy trying new wines & mixes.

  4. Carla says

    Is this sangria very sweet?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It’s pretty sweet, because the Moscoto is so sweet. You could certainly make it with a drier wine and add club soda instead of soda to lessen the sweetness.

  5. Karen T says

    This was such a hit at our Memorial Day party!!!! We needed a big batch so we quadrupled the alcohol (wine, rum & triple sec) , but only roughly doubled the amount of fruit. We used the cheapest 1.5L bottles of moscato we could find and it was fine! We altered it a bit by using peach rum instead of citrus. We provided sprite and/or pineapple juice to top with. – SO DAMN GOOD!!!!! (And dangerous)! Thank you so much for this simple, delicious recipe!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Karen, thank you so much for taking the time to come back and let me know how much you liked it!!

  6. Stacey says

    This is a georgous drink! We don’t drink alcohol, is there some soda or juice we could substitute and still make this pretty beverage?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You could try it with grape juice and then a splash of orange juice and some white soda like sprite or 7 up. It won’t be the same, but it will be yummy!

  7. Connie says

    Could you use lemon or lime seltzer water if you don’t like Sprite??

    • Lisa Longley says

      Totally! That’s a great idea, Connie!

  8. averie @ averie cooks says

    apparently think that I’m part of the cast of a sitcom of childless friends. <— LOL and I think we all think that!

    I love the straw hulling trick and this sangria looks amazing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      LOLOLOL!! I wrote that so long ago, lol! I’ve come to grips with reality . . . now I’m the muttering old lady in the sitcom with a bathrobe on and wine in her coffee mug ????

  9. Karen Howard says

    5 stars
    This Sunset Sangria looks Delicious! Love the color & easy ingredients too!

  10. Anna Moreau says

    I’m going to make this sunset sangria Friday night for my stitch & bitch group! I’m sure by the time we polish it off we all will be happy hookers!! I’ll let you know the outcome!????????

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