Does this sound good or what??!
Are you a fan of sangria?
Do you find yourself drawn to margaritas?
Well then this drink is for you!
My personal suggestion is to go heavy on the citrus, since I really enjoy that sweet acidic taste against the alcohol in a good margarita, but that is entirely up to you. Letting the citrus rounds soak too long in the simple syrup, tequila and wine will cause the alcohol to go flat and your overall sangria will taste flat without the addition of more carbonation.
One batch will easily serve 6-8 people two 16 oz glasses each. It’s tasty, goes great with tacos or just as a cocktail for a party!
- 3 naval oranges, sliced into thin rounds
- 4 lemons, sliced into thin rounds
- 4 limes, sliced into thin rounds
- 1/3 C lime juice (1-2 limes)
- leaves from 9 mint branches
- 2/3 C agave syrup or simple syrup (one part water plus one part sugar, dissolved and cooled)
- 1/2 C tequila
- one 750 ml bottle (3 C) dry, white wine
- two cans of lemon lime soda
- one 750 ml bottle (3 C) champagne or sparkling white wine
- margarita salt (optional)
Slice three oranges into thin rounds.
Then slice four lemons into thin rounds.
Lastly, slice four limes into thin rounds.
Place the sliced fruit and mint leaves into a large, shallow container then add the lime juice, agave or simple syrup, tequila & white wine, mixing gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours, no more than 8 hours.
To serve, add the lemon-lime soda and champagne and serve with extra sliced citrus and mint leaves in each glass. Feel free to add more simple syrup if the alcohol is too strong or not sweet enough, or more mint to bring out that flavor a bit more as well – whatever pleases your palate most!