Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Simple Hillbilly Sangria Recipe: A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Drink

**This recipe is for an alcoholic beverage.  
Do not drink if you are under the legal drinking age, and as always DRINK RESPONSIBLY.**

If you're looking for a unique, refreshing drink to enjoy on your porch with friends and family this summer, Hillbilly Sangria is the perfect choice!

This delightful twist on the traditional sangria combines simple ingredients like fresh fruits and sweet wine that's sure to impress.  In this blog post, I'll guide you through the process of making this crowd-pleaser and share tips on how to customize it to your taste.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started!


Hillbilly Sangria is a fun and rustic take on the classic Spanish sangria.  While traditional typically used red wine, brandy, and a mix of fruits, Hillbilly Sangria uses basic, minimal ingredients that you can find at your local Dollar General.  This version is perfect for porch sits, causal gatherings and barbecues.  


Hillbilly Sangria is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.  Because let's face it, mixologist I am not!  It's blend of sweet wine, fresh fruit, pineapple juice and the effervescence of lemon lime soda makes it a refreshing choice for any occasion.  Whether you're hosting a summer BBQ, a casual get-together, or just enjoying a relaxing porch sit, this sangria is sure to be a hit.  


To make Hillbilly Sangria, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Sweet Wine (red or white whichever you prefer)
  • 1 20 oz Can of Pineapple Chunks in Pineapple Juice
  • 2 c Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Orange Sliced
  • 1 2 Liter Lemon Lime Soda


1.  Prep the Fruit:  Start by washing and slicing all your fruits.  Thinly slice the orange and hull and slice the strawberries.  

2.  Mix the Base:  In a large pitcher, combine the wine, pineapple juice. 

3.  Add the Fruit:
  Add the sliced oranges, strawberries, and pineapple chunks to the pitcher.  Stir gently to combine the fruit with the liquid.

4.  Chill:  Refrigerate the sangria for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.  For best results chill overnight.

5.  Serve:  Just before serving add the lemon lime soda to the pitcher.  Stir gently to incorporate.  Serve the sangria over ice and garnish with additional fruit slices if desired.


  • Adjust the Sweetness:  If you prefer a sweeter sangria, add a little simple syrup by melting 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup boiling water.  Allow the syrup to cool completely before adding to the sangria.  For a less sweet version, use a dryer wine.
  • Experiment with Fruits:  Feel free to mix and match fruits based on what's in season or your personal preferences.  Peaches, blueberries, and raspberries make excellent additions.  
  • Up the Hillbilly Factor:  If you really want to spice things up and make it as hillbilly as possible add a shot of your favorite moonshine to the mix.  
  • Chill Thoroughly:  Allowing the sangria to chill for several hours (or overnight) enhances the flavor as the fruit infuses into the liquid.
  • Presentation:  For a festive touch, serve your sangria in mason jars or rustic glassware, and add a sprig of mint or cinnamon stick for garnish.

Hillbilly Sangria is a fun, flavorful twist on the traditional sangria that's perfect for any casual occasion.  With it's Sweet wine base, fresh fruits, and lemon lime soda, it's a drink that's both refreshing and memorable.  Try making it for your next gathering and watch it become a favorite among your friends and family.

And as always....

Happy Eatin' Y'all!
~The Kitchen Wife~


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  2. Can you make your recipes Pinterest friendly please?