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

5 Responses to “Steeplechase Sangria”

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    Erin — May 14, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    YUMMY! Gorgeous photo! Please, take down the calories, I DON’T WANT TO KNOW! hehehe

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    The 70th Iroquois Steeplechase | — May 15, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    […] various bottles of spirits, our bar will contain three signature drinks: The Pimm’s Cup, my Steeplechase Sangria, and my husband’s Summer Brew. Do you really think after consuming all that, people are going […]

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    Leslie — June 30, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Made the sangria last night for a dinner party and wanted to let you know it was wonderful. I lived in NYC in the late 60’s and frequented a Spanish restaurant on west 72nd street. Your sangria tasted exactly like El Faro’s.

    • Beth replied: — June 30th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

      Thanks Leslie! I’m so happy that you enjoyed, and that is so cool to hear that it tastes just like a Spanish restaurant in NYC!

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