A pitcher of margarita sangria is perfect for any party including game day, backyard barbecues, and holiday open houses. A light and refreshing option for your guests.
The beauty of this recipe is you don’t need to make a sangria. This recipe uses a ready-to-drink bottle of sangria, such as Pasmosa Sangria. (It used to be called Joya Sangria but they rebranded to Pasmosa.)
If you can’t find Pasmosa locally, they do ship to a variety of states. If your state isn’t one of them, there are other ready-to-drink sangrias on the market. Use your favorite.
- A Bottle of Sangria
- Lemon-Lime Soda
- Silver Tequila
- Mixed Fresh Berries
- Lemon Juice
A pitcher of sangria is one of the easiest beverages you’ll ever make. Typically made with brandy, this recipe substitutes silver tequila. Why did I choose a silver tequila, you ask? Well, it keeps this sangria mellow plus using a reposado or añejo would alter the color and I like how crisp this looks.
Sangria is a popular summer beverage but it’s really great for a party any time of year. Make this a holiday sangria by using limes and strawberries for the fruit. The red and green of the fruit are so festive for the season.
How do I serve Margarita Sangria?
You can serve this cocktail in any type of glass you have. I love the way it looks in a collins glass. I have these Stella highball glasses that really show off the beautiful fruit.
If you’re serving this for a party, use a beautiful pitcher, I have a green version of this Mexican glass pitcher, then pour it into the glasses.
If you’re wanting a little less bite and alcohol content, try my white wine sangria, made without the tequila. It’s just as refreshing and also perfect for entertaining.
Tips and Substitutions
As I mentioned above, there are a couple of ready-to-drink sangrias on the market but if you can’t find one, you can still make this recipe. Substitute white wine.
You need a white wine that is light, crisp, and refreshing. A pinot grigio is the best choice. While you could use a sauvignon blanc, they tend to have a much more earthy essence about them that I think would compete with the tequila.
Why We Love This Recipe
- It’s easy and can be served right away. No melding of flavors like a traditional sangria.
- It’s a wonderfully delicious marriage of two great cocktails.
- It takes both the margarita and sangria to a new level of good.
- It’s crisp and refreshing on a warm spring or summer day.
- A nice beverage to switch up at brunch.
Margarita Sangria Recipe
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- 1 bottle (750 milliliters) white wine (I used a bottle of white sangria)
- 12 ounces lemon-lime soda, I used Sprite
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 1 cup good silver tequila
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup mixed fresh berries
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours. Serve over ice with berries and lemon slices in the glasses.
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