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Make a white Margarita Sangria for your next party! This easy cocktail recipe is the perfect combination of a classic margarita and a delicious sangria recipe.

Sometimes I don’t want to choose between serving margaritas or sangria at a party…now you don’t have to!

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margarita sangria in a stemless wineglass

Let’s talk about sangria for a minute. It seems like a very grown-up drink to me, or am I crazy?

I mean, as a teenager young 21-year old we didn’t go around drinking sangria from pitchers filled with fresh fruit. We bought $2 Boone’s Strawberry Hill. Or we’d splurge for a 6-pack of Zima. Remember Zima?

Anyway.

Once I grew up and got married and started to go to grown-up BBQs and parties, sangria was always served, and I avoided it like the plague. To me, sangria meant red wine and a bunch of fruit, and OMG I hate red wine.

{Wine is supposed to be cold and crisp. Red wine is neither.}

Only since food blogging did I realize that sangria could be made with white wine. I was shocked, awed, and couldn’t wait for my next party so I could make my own. Fast forward 8 months and I made this delicious margarita sangria recipe.

 

A cool and crisp white sangria is my perfect party drink: it’s a bit sweet with a little bubble, and it is full of my favorite: white wine. However, it always felt strange to me to serve something like sangria alongside tacos or fajitas at a dinner party. I love me a margarita, but I love wine and sangria more…so it was just natural to marry the two.

margarita sangria in stemless wine glass

This Margarita Sangria recipe has all the flavors of a margarita mixed with wine. It’s like my two BFFs came to live with me.

My favorite way to enjoy a margarita is on the rocks, so it totally lends itself to sangria. Once you add in the citrus, it’s the perfect combination.

So, how do you make the perfect Margarita Sangria recipe?

You build this cocktail in layers in a nice large pitcher. Then let it sit to meld all the flavors and serve it on the rocks with a nice salty rim. There are just a few components to making the perfect pitcher:

  1. Fruit: limes, lemons, and oranges. I love the colors using several citrus fruits adds.
  2. Wine: a bottle of your favorite sauvignon blanc. You don’t have to buy the most expensive bottle, but get something you’d like to drink plain.
  3. Tequila: use your favorite silver tequila for this recipe.
  4. Margarita Mix: this adds a little sweetness and that telltale margarita flavor.
  5. Right before serving, I also add club soda to the pitcher. I think bubbles are an important part of any sangria, but you can omit this if you want. (Remember, I used to love Zima, so I can only assume the bubble loving stems from that, lol.)

Add all your ingredients (except the club soda) to a pretty pitcher and chill it for a few hours. You want the flavors to have time to mix.

Then you just have to decide: with salt or without? I love a nice salty rim on a sweet margarita. It balances the flavors nicely.

This margarita sangria would be perfect next to a huge plate of nachos and fajitas and tacos and beans and guacamole…or just because you want an excuse to drink tequila and wine together.

Or, serve it with brownies like I like to. Your choice. 🙂

Margarita Sangria - the perfect blend of a margarita and a bottle of wine!

Give a Margarita Sangria a try. Or, don’t. Once I tried it I can’t stop making it, so you run that risk. 😉

Enjoy!

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Servings: 8 -12 servings

Margarita Sangria

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Make a white Margarita Sangria for your next party! This easy cocktail recipe is the perfect combination of a classic margarita and a delicious sangria recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3/4 cup margarita mix — non-alcoholic
  • 2 limes — sliced
  • 1 lemon — sliced
  • 1 orange — sliced
  • 2 cups club soda — cold
  • More fruit — for garnish
  • Salt — for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Stir together the wine, tequila, and margarita mix in a large pitcher.
  2. Add sliced fruit to the pitcher. Chill until ready to serve. Before serving, add cold club soda to the pitcher.
  3. Serve over ice with a salted rim, if desired. To salt the rim, wipe the rim of the glass with lime then dip upside down in salt.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 sangria) — Calories: 99, Sodium: 16mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g

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44 comments

  1. I am about to fall over. You’ve just combined two of my favorite drinks. Wine and margarita? Yes, please! I love love love this idea!!

  2. Remember how last week you did a lime recipe and I said I have actually two coming, well, I did my margaritas (thanks for the linkup and shoutout!) and have a new lime bar recipe today. Great minds are thinking alike with all this lime and margs. With sangria … genius! I would guzzle a couple of these babies in a heartbeat!

  3. Definitely like the idea of pretending it’s Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚ These are gorgeous and colorful. Such beautiful pictures Dorothy!

  4. Ummmmm . . . WANT. NOW. Also, you are a freaking genius for mixing wine and tequila. Also, I totally remember ZIMA, and my husband does even more (which I like to mock him with). Also, did you ever throw up blue Boone’s? I mean, not that I did or anything, I’m just imagining how disturbing that would be . . . Finally, thanks for then link love! We should really live closer. Just imagine all the drinky goodness we could come up with together!!

  5. What a fantastic combination! This looks wonderful. I can definitely pretend it’s friday to have one of these. Having said that when I mix my alcohol I usually need a little extra time in bed hehe.

  6. I looooove the idea of combining those two. I mean I like the regular sangria. However, I feel like I would like this one even more. Lime is always such a good idea..

  7. Such a great combination and your honesty cracks me up! Can’t wait to try this soon!

  8. OMG, I totally forgot about Zima!! That is so great! This is having the best of both worlds. I love this drink Dorothy!

  9. I am so going to try this but looking for that strawberry lemon sangria too!!

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  11. A margarita AND sangria? Sign me up! This looks absolutely delish!

  12. Cheap tequilla works for me! Pinned and will be made shortly ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Margaritas in sangria form, love this! I’m definitely a sweeter drink kind of girl so this refreshing cocktail is calling my name!

  14. This is a delicious, summery, refreshing mixed drink! I might use less sweet and more citrus because I prefer a sweet-tart mixed drink. Playing with drink ingredients until you get your best personal preference balance is half the fun. The other half is drinking it!

  15. Why wait for Friday when it’s ALWAYS 5 o’clock somewhere?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m still not a big drinker — I’ve barely drank since the summer I turned 21 due to a second round of mono, oof! — but if it’s something fruity and refreshing, count me in! Your sangria at the party must have been incredible because it looked like every single adult had a glass. No joke! And I’m all about the sweetness, not salt. I’ll save that for my pretzels instead!

  16. These are so fun and summery!! Ya!

  17. Seriously were we separated at birth? I loved Boone’s Strawberry Hill and miss Zima bottles so much. To me wine was always a wine cooler black cherry. Aww miss those days, but yes i have gotten better at expanding my drinking choices. Sangria, love it! Margaritas, love it! Moscato, love it! I feel ya when it cube comes to mixed drinks sometimes cheap is good. Thanks for this new twist on two favorites. They are on the menu for this weekend. Yay!

  18. I can definitely pretend it’s Friday just so I can have one of these sangrias!:) These are so pretty and colorful! Love this fantastic combo!

  19. I love the colors of this super refreshing and “healthy” drink!

  20. Doesn’t everyone serve sangria with brownies? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    These sound sooooo good! I love red wine but HATE red wine sangria. All the fruit and the coldness…just tastes so wrong. But yours…yes, this is a drink worth making! Pretty excited to try it…and Hubs just left town so that means I can keep it all to myself. #selfishandnotevensorry

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  22. These sangrias paired with a big ol’ plate of Mexican brownies, and I’m good to go for Cinco de Mayo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

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  26. I am having trouble printing the
    sangaria recipe. My print friendly want print it either. The regular printing want print and it is to light.
    Can someone help me? Thanks

    • What happens when you click the print button? Mine goes to a printable screen where you can click to print. If it’s too light, have you checked your printer settings and/or ink? Mine prints just as it’s seen on the screen.

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  31. Really very impressive recipe, I am going to try this today. I like these types of cocktail recipes and enjoy it with my friends.

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  32. Love Sangria. Love margaritas. Logic would suggest that I would love them in combination as well;) YUM and perfect for cinco de mayo (taco day!!!)!

  33. Wow all the best things in one!! I WANT!! Tequila and wine, kinda sounds like a messy one ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I am down!!!

  34. That stew would be perfect for these extremely cold days!!! I love this recipe.

  35. I honestly think that the margarita and sangria combination is great. I will try making this cocktail one of these days.

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  37. I used Reisling for a bit sweeter cocktail and they loved it. I marinated the sliced lemon and lime in the mix for 2 days. Added the sliced oranges and marinated fruit when being served over ice and club soda. I tried it with gingerale and club soda… club was better with teh Reisling but maybe next time I’ll try the sauvignon blanc and use gingerale…

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