|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 109mg||545%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The tequila sangria recipe is a tasty tequila and wine punch. It's a modern interpretation of sangria that is lighter than more traditional red wine recipes. Perfect for a small party, the punch is refreshing and easy to pull together.
Beyond the tequila and white wine, hibiscus syrup is the star of this fun recipe. It's easy to make at home using a single hibiscus tea bag and should be cooled down and ready to go within the hour. Not only does it add a sweet floral flavor to the punch, but it also backs up the cranberry juice to impart a lovely blush color.
For the Hibiscus Syrup:
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 tea bag hibiscus tea
For the Sangria:
1 1/2 cups tequila
1 1/2 cups white wine
3/4 cup hibiscus syrup
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1/2 (1-liter) bottle club soda
2 oranges, sliced for garnish
1 lemon, sliced for garnish
1 lime, sliced for garnish
Steps to Make It
Make the Hibiscus Syrup
Gather the ingredients.
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until it's completely dissolved.
Remove from the heat, add the tea bag, and steep for 10 minutes.
Discard the tea bag and let the syrup continue to cool. Bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Make the Tequila Sangria
In a pitcher or punchbowl, combine the tequila, wine, hibiscus syrup, and orange and cranberry juices.
Add ice and fill with club soda.
Garnish with fresh fruit. Serve and enjoy.
- The recipe makes about 12 4-ounce servings and should fit into a 60-ounce pitcher with the ice and fruit. Increase it as needed to fit your party needs.
- For the tequila and wine, make it really easy by pouring half of a 750 mL bottle of each. Use a full bottle when doubling the recipe.
- You can also find hibiscus syrup from companies like Monin and Torani. It's not the most popular flavor and may not be stocked in your local store, so you may have to buy it online.
- Instead of club soda, top this punch off with half a bottle of sparkling wine.
- An alternative to the hibiscus syrup is to pour a hibiscus-infused tequila, as found in the Rosangel margarita. You can keep the syrup for double the floral flavor, switch to plain simple syrup, or use 1/2 cup of white sugar (be sure to stir until it dissolves completely).
How Strong Is a Tequila Sangria?
Just because there's tequila, doesn't mean this is a strong punch. It's actually quite mild, mixing up to 9 percent ABV (18 proof) or so, making it more like a light wine.