Simple Southern Sangria

Give this popular Spanish libation a Southern twist.

Sangria hails from the Mediterranean area and popular in Spain. December 20th is National Sangria Day.  So to celebrate this wine beverage, we visited Irvin-House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina to find out how to make this delicious Simple Southern Sangria.


  • 1 bottle muscadine red wine
  • 1 cup bubbly limeade
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime


  1. Combine wet ingredients in pitcher.
  2. Slice your fruit and add to the sangria and stir.
  3. Serve in glass over ice.

Add some other fruit if you like to this simple Southern sangria: pineapple, apples, pears, or even watermelon. Try ginger ale or club soda instead of limeade. Here’s another idea for a party: Produce a massive batch of sangria but do not put in any fruit. Let your guests serve themselves a glass of sangria and add whatever fruit they want buffet style. It’s sure to get people talking about what they like in their drink.

You can also check out this Sangria recipe.

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