Las Bebidas: Sangria Mexicana

Sangria for Summer
Sangria for Summer

Sangria for a summer toast! ¡Salud!



¡Anoche nos brindamos por . . . ! (Tonight we toast to . . . !)

¡Salud a Alexmi novio quierido (my beloved boyfriend)! For giving me this blog as a Valentines day gift and for purchasing today. What a thoughtful man.

¡Salud a Matt! Muchisimas gracias (many thanks) for his shout out on Twitter.

¡Salud a ustedes! (A toast to all of you)! I hope you will continue to visit often. Please bear with me over the next few weeks as I continue to work full-time by day and happily grind away at overhauling this site by night.


Sangria Mexicana simpler than the Spanish Sangria you might be used to, Mexican Sangria is essentially sparkling limeade and red wine.

*adapted from Rick Bayless’ Authentic Mexican

Ingredients: 8 limes, sugar, smooth red table wine (we use Carlo Rossi Paisano), sparkling water and ice.

In a large glass pitcher juice 8 limes. Add 5 Tablespoons sugar and 2 cups sparkling water.  Add 5 cups red wine (this part makes me giggle because it fizzles and foams). Serve over ice . . . y brindar (make a toast)!

9 Responses to “Las Bebidas: Sangria Mexicana”
  1. This looks so refreshing on a hot summer day.And easy to make, too. I didn’t know I was thirsty until I saw the colorful photo.


  2. ashley says:

    I often have this drink in Mexico, served by the glass (each freshly made upon ordering), where it is topped by the red wine and looks gorgeous! Often there, it is ordered, “con vodka” and a shot of vodka is added…delicioso!

  3. Marie says:

    Hi Gabrielle,
    I am a good friend of your Mom. I love this blog and will continue to visit frequently. Keep the recipes coming…I look forward to trying them out. The sangria looks refreshing, I think I’ll start with this first.
    Take care

  4. Michelle says:

    Fabulous photo, looks divine! :)

    • gabriellemarielopez says:

      Thanks Michelle! It’s a drink I’d describe as “joyful.” Probably because of all the tiny bubbles!

  5. Cate says:

    This looks like an absolutely divine summer beverage! I’ve been meaning to make sangria and this looks perfect.

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