You could say that sangria is a thing here in Pleasantville, a very big thing. We like it boozy, full of berries and even Canadian, but with the addition of this frozen sangria recipe, we’re confident we’ve finally got all our sangria bases covered. Here’s your step-by-step guide to making these slushies for adults. After all, why should kids have all the fun?
How to Make Frozen Sangria
The first thing you need to gather up is your supplies and if you’re a true sangria lover, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. I like Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon but you can use any red wine. You’ll also need Triple Sec, a bag of mixed berries, fresh oranges, water and sugar (see exact amounts on recipe card).
You’re going to mix everything in a large bowl and then you’ll start to question if you even want to proceed to the frozen part. As tempting as it is to stop here and just start enjoying it, trust me when I say the wait is worth it. Let the mixture chill for a minimum of four hours in the fridge.
Once your sangria has had time to chill, remove orange slices and pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve into another bowl and press berries to extract any remaining juice. DO NOT WASTE A DROP; there’s wine in them berries. Once you’ve pressed your berries to a pulp, you’ll want to pour into two rectangular containers with lids. Place containers in freezer and then wait.
Check your Frozen Sangria every hour, and run a fork through it, it will eventually start to get slushy. When totally frozen, run a fork through it to break it up.
And now your patience is ready to be rewarded. Scoop your frozen sangria into glasses and serve with fresh orange slices. You can use spoons to scoop it up, or you can let it get a little melt-y and sip on it. Either way, you’re going to love this twist on sangria.
- 3 cups red wine ( I like Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice (it really does taste better but you can use store bought)
- 1 600 g bag of frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 oranges, sliced
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until sugar is dissolved and chill for a minimum of four hours.
- Remove from fridge, discard orange slices, and pour remaining mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pushing berries to extract juices. Discard berry pulp.
- Pour into two rectangular containers with lids and place in freezer.
- Check every hour and stir with fork.
- Once completely solid, run fork through frozen sangria to make it slushy.
- Spoon into glasses, add a fresh orange slice and serve.