Margaritas and white wine sangria collide into one perfect summertime cocktail!
Sangria is my all-time favorite cocktail. Wine + booze + lots of fruit— yes, please! It’s so easy and so refreshing. I look for any excuse to invite friends over so I can make a bit batch to share.
Would you like to come over? I’m only half kidding.
This margarita sangria is by far my most favorite sangria creation yet, and I just love the surprisingly delicious combination of white wine and tequila. It’s the best of both worlds— a little sophistication mixed with a whole lot of fun. It’s perfect for summer barbecues and poolside sipping!
Fill a pitcher with a bottle of dry white wine (i.e. not sweet, like a sauvignon blanc or chardonnay), tequila, triple sec, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, and a few stems of cilantro and let it it chill for a few hours. Then pour over ice and serve! Salted rims are completely optional but highly encouraged.
The cilantro was an impulse decision years ago when I first created this recipe, but it’s now one of my favorite parts of the beverage. Just note that the longer the sangria sits with cilantro, the stronger the flavor will be. If you’re not a huge cilantro fan, consider adding it just before serving.
- 750 ml bottle dry white wine , like a sauvignon blanc or chardonnay
- 1 ½ cup tequila (375 ml)
- 1 cup triple sec (250 ml)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (250 ml)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (125 ml)
- 1 orange , sliced
- 2 limes , sliced
- A few stems of cilantro , see Note
- Coarse salt , for glass rims
- Crushed ice , for serving
- In a large pitcher combine the white wine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice and lime juice. Add the orange slices and lime slices, and the cilantro.
- Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve over ice. Salt the rims of the glasses, if desired.
- The longer the sangria sits with the cilantro, the stronger the flavor will be. You can also add the cilantro right before serving.
This recipe was originally published May 2014.
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22 Comments on “Margarita Sangria”
Oh, my. My two favorite cocktails in one! Yay! Can’t wait for happy hour. TGIF!
This idea is GENIUS! Love this!
Talk about easy and a nice refreshing drink. I love it.
Um, what. I’m tempted to mix up a pitcher right now, and it’s only 9 am. I feel like I should be mad at you because you just made me completely change my Cinco de Mayo menu…. but you gave me margarita sangria. So it’s all good. xoxo
Ha! You’ll have to let me know what you think. Glad I could help! 🙂
Brilliant! I can’t wait to try this!
What kind of tequila do you recommend? I have Patron as well as some cheaper brands that we used for a margarita machine. Also, when you say dry white wine, what kind specifically? A pinot grigio, pinot gris?
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This recipe was delicious! I followed it exactly, made it for a Super Bowl party, and everyone liked it. Definitely my new favorite.
So happy to hear you liked it. Thanks, Amy!
UM, I would happily share a pitcher of this with you! Haha. 😉 Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Made this for a late spring engagement party and everyone wanted more! I only wish I had tripled the batch instead of doubled. Will definitely make it again.
Thanks for the feedback Heather! So happy to hear you and everyone enjoyed it. 🙂
Could I let this sit overnight ?
Sure! Though I would leave sliced citrus and cilantro out until closer to serving time.
I’m not an orange juice lover. Do you think pineapple juice would work?
Sure, sounds like a delicious variation!
Margarita Sangria is made with tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. It’s a light and refreshing drink that’s great for pool parties and summer picnics.
It’s easy to make and all you need is a blender, a few limes, some ice cubes, tequila and triple sec. To use the blender add all ingredients in the blender and mix for about 30 seconds until everything is well combined. Strain the mixture through a strainer into glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with slices of lime and serve.
A fruitier Sangria recipe Any Sangria recipe can be spiced up with the addition of a few ingredients, such as cinnamon, cloves, or orange rind.
here are so many amazing margarita recipes out there, but I’m probably the most obsessed. I love to make them at home, but they’re also perfect for a summer party!
I find it very fun, sharing is very interesting..it’s great….i often
This tasted more like a really strong margarita on the rocks than a customary sangria. It’s good, but the tequila taste was VERY strong. Just a heads up for people that might expect a more subtle taste profile. If you don’t absolutely love the taste of tequila & don’t want it to be the dominant flavor, you might want to reduce the amount of tequila you add.