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St. Patty's Sangria

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This recipe takes a wee bit o' Irish Whiskey and transforms the traditional Spanish Sangria into a festive, "Irish" Sangria - a perfect substitute for green beer and works well with corned beef and cabbage for celebrating Saint Patrick's day in wine-themed style.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 Bottle of white wine (Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 1-2 Green apples cut into wedges
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1-2 Shots of Irish Whiskey
  • 2 Cups club soda or ginger ale
  • Splash of lime juice


Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the wedges of orange, lemon and apple(leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar, lime juice and whiskey. Chill overnight. Add club soda or ginger ale just before serving (may substitute lemon-lime cola for club soda/ginger ale if you prefer a sweeter sangria).

If you'd like to serve right away, use well chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.

Addition ideas: May add a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, also adding frozen citrus concentrates like orange, lemon or limeade add even more intensity to the flavor. If you prefer to enjoy more subtle fruit flavors, then just add a splash of raw lime juice. Top with an Irish cocktail flag.

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St. Patty's Sangria recipe, Member Dru72

We're part Irish, and this with the Irish whiskey splash is a fun addition to our green beer on St. Patty's day. Used an off-dry Riesling for the base wine.

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