Frozen Sangria

Blend up a batch of Frozen Sangria. Made with red wine and frozen berries, it’s a simple recipe to put together. Serve it at any occasion, from dinner parties to pool days.

A glass of Frozen Sangria with blackberries, oranges and mint leaves.

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Frozen Sangria recipe

What’s better than summer sangria? That’s an easy one: frozen sangria.

This icy version of your favorite red wine sangria is the best summer sipper.

It’s made by blending red wine with fresh or frozen berries, liqueur, orange juice and ice to make a sangria slushy that you’ll want to sip all season long.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love this frozen drink recipe, for a few reasons:

  • Frozen sangria is a fun twist on classic sangria.
  • You can make this sangria slushie with whatever frozen fruit you have on hand.
  • It’s perfect for sipping on hot summer days.
Two glasses of Frozen Sangria with orange and mint leaves.

What is sangria?

Sangria is a Spanish wine-based beverage that typically incorporates fresh fruits, a liqueur and something sweet. Traditional sangria uses red wine, but it can use white wine or even rosé wine as a base depending on your preference.

It is naturally sweet, spicy and fruity but you can customize the flavors depending on your ingredients.

The most common fruits for red wine sangria are oranges, cinnamon, apples and grapes. However, you can use any fruit you like which makes the flavor options unlimited.

Tools & glassware

For this blended cocktail, you need a few tools: 

  • a measuring cup for measuring out ingredients
  • ice cube trays for making ice
  • a blender for mixing it together.

To serve the drink, you can use whatever glass you have available. Sangria is usually served in wine glasses, but you can use stemless wine glasses, rocks glasses or coupe glasses. Straws will also make sipping easier.

A Frozen Sangria with mint, orange and a blackberry.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe for wine slushies:

Frozen berries: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries

Dry red wine: You can use any wine you enjoy. However, the most flavorful ones for any red wine sangria recipe are fruity, dry, full-bodied Spanish wines like Rioja, Tempranillo and Garnacha. You can also use a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

Liqueur: The type of liqueur you choose will greatly alter the taste of the red sangria. Brandy, rum, vodka and orange liqueur will all work. My personal favorite is brandy because it adds such a beautiful depth and sweetness to the sangria, but orange liqueur gets my second vote.

Orange juice: Whatever you have in the fridge will work. However, we use a pulp-free version the most for texture preferences. Fresh is also delicious if you have time to juice an orange! You can use lemon juice or lime juice instead. 

Ice: You’ll need to grab a bag of ice cubes or make sure your freezer is stocked before making this recipe. 

Variations and substitutions

Sangria is very much customizable, depending on what you like.

Change the wine: You can use white wine and rosé wine when making sangria, too, but the color of the recipe will be different.

Make it sweeter: This is pretty sweet on its own thanks to the berries, but you can add agave nectar, maple syrup, honey or simple syrup to sweeten it up.

Switch up ingredients: Change up the fruits, sweeteners, and even the juice to add a whole new flavor. In the fall, we use apple juice in place of orange juice, and it gives it a more comforting feel. So, play around a bit based on what you have on hand.

Non-alcoholic sangria: You can either opt for a non-alcoholic red wine to get the same flavor profile as the original, or use cranberry juice in place of the red wine. Then, go for apple juice instead of brandy.

Though the non-alcoholic version won’t have the kick as this regular one does, it comes out a beautiful, fruity mocktail.

Berries and wine in a blender.
Frozen Sangria being poured into a glass.

How to make Frozen Sangria

Here’s how to make this easy frozen sangria recipe:

In a blender, add the frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.

Top with wine, brandy, orange juice and ice.

Blend until combined and the mixture reaches a slushy consistency. If you prefer a thicker consistency for frozen drinks, add more ice and blend again.

Serve in wine glasses or rocks glasses with straws. Garnish it with fresh mint, an orange slice or flash-frozen berries.

Tips & tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • You can use frozen fruit or fresh fruit in this recipe, but if you use fresh, you may need to add more ice.
  • Decorate your glasses with fresh herbs and fresh fruit to make a statement.
  • Enjoy it right away, as the ingredients will settle. However, if you do have leftover, you can blend it up with a little more ice.
Two glasses of Frozen Sangria with blackberries and oranges.

What to serve with Frozen Sangria

Sangria pairs well with spicy foods like chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates or spicy cheese straws.

It also goes nicely with any red meat like steak nachos.

If you’re feeling snacky, pair it with something bright and fruity like fig crostini or lemon bars to complement the fruit base.

Learn more about pairing wine with food.

A Frozen Sangria with orange slices and mint leaves next to a wine cork.

FAQ

How do you make frozen sangria?

Frozen sangria is easy to make in the blender. Combine frozen fruit with wine, a liqueur like brandy or triple sec, orange juice and ice. Blend until combined and the mixture reaches a slushy consistency. If a thicker consistency is desired, add more ice and blend again.

What is the best wine for frozen sangria?

Red wine sangria is usually made with a fruity, dry, full-bodied Spanish wine such as Rioja, Tempranillo or Garnacha, but others can be used as well, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. You can use white wine or rosé wine as well

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A Frozen Sangria with orange slices and mint leaves next to a wine cork.

Frozen Sangria

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cool off with a glass of Frozen Sangria. It has all the things you love about red wine sangria, but blended and ice-cold.
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ingredients

  • 4 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 4 ounces frozen blackberries
  • 4 ounces frozen blueberries
  • cups dry red wine
  • ½ cup brandy or vodka or orange liqueur
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup ice plus more if needed

instructions

  • In a blender, add the frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.
  • Top with wine, brandy, orange juice and ice.
  • Blend until combined and the mixture reaches a slushy consistency. If you prefer a thicker consistency for frozen drinks, add more ice and blend again.
  • Serve in wine glasses or rocks glasses with straws. Garnish it with fresh mint, an orange slice or flash-frozen berries.

notes

  • You can use any dry red wine you enjoy. However, the most flavorful ones for any red wine sangria recipe are fruity, dry, full-bodied Spanish wines like Rioja, Tempranillo and Garnacha. You can also use a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.
  • You can use frozen fruit or fresh fruit in this recipe, but if you use fresh, you may need to add more ice.
  • Enjoy it right away, as the ingredients will settle. However, if you do have leftover, you can blend it up with a little more ice.

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nutrition information

Yield: 4 servings

amount per serving:

Serving: 8ounces Calories: 195kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.4g Saturated Fat: 0.03g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g Sodium: 4mg Potassium: 174mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 141IU Vitamin C: 41mg Calcium: 20mg Iron: 0.4mg
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