Steeplechase Sangria

It’s that time of year, when we’re all itching to be outside- whether dining al fresco under the stars, spending a lazy afternoon sipping cocktails with friends, or perhaps even hanging at an all-day tailgating party….

Which takes me back to last week, when I pulled out my tattered Williams-Sonoma Complete Outdoor Living Cookbook and turned straight to one of my favorite recipes- Summer Sangria. (Yes, I tried to pass it off as my own by naming it Steeplechase Sangria, but I have to give WS the credit)

Those of you that helped to consume 2 gallons of this stuff on Saturday have been asking for the recipe, so here you go:

Summer Sangria

Serves 6 to 8. From Williams-Sonoma Complete Outdoor Living Cookbook.


2 cups (16 fl oz) orange juice

1/3 cup sugar

1 bottle (24 fl oz) white wine

½ bottle (12 fl oz) red wine

1 cup sparkling water

ice cubes

2 oranges, thinly sliced


In a large pitcher, stir together the orange juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the wines and stir well. If desired, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or until ready to serve. (the longer it sits, the better the flavors meld, so I have even let it refrigerate for up to 12 hours)

To serve, add sparkling water, ice cubes, and orange slices and stir well. Pour into individual glasses.

per serving: calories 204, protein 1g, carbs 26g, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0g, sodium 8mg, dietary fiber 1g.

Photo Credit: sip a cocktail with me by bookgrl