If you’re looking for a drink recipe for a crowd to add to your Labor Day menu, Sangria is a great choice. It can be made with inexpensive wine, and it’s refreshing in the heat.

I first had this Sangria at Heritage Vineyards in New Jersey using their Dry Rose. They call it a Spanish Sangria. If you live in South Jersey the region, I encourage you to head to Heritage and grab a bottle or two of this wine for the Sangria. If you don’t, you can use other another dry rose wine.

I’ve made this several times at backyard parties, and it’s always a hit. To make it easy on myself to make several batches during a party, I juice the fruit beforehand and put it in a container, then put the sliced fruit in the juice. Then when I need to make another pitcher, I add what’s in the container to the pitcher, and then finish the recipe. I find it better than making a large batch all it once that will get too watered down before it’s all consumed.


  1. 2 oranges
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 1 lime
  4. 1/2 c. Sugar
  5. Bottle of Heritage Dry Rose or Dry Rose wine of your choice
  6. Ice
  7. Slices of orange, lemon & lime
  1. Juice the oranges, lemon and lime and strain out pulp. Put the juices into a pitcher that large enough to add a bottle of wine to.
  2. Add one bottle of dry rose wine to the strained juice; stir in sugar.
  3. Add ice and sliced fruit and stir.
If this Sangria recipe isn’t to your taste, try one of MNN’s other Sangria recipes.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

What to drink this weekend: Dry Rose Sangria
This crowd-pleasing recipe uses dry rose wine and lots of fresh fruit to make a pitcher of Sangria for a group.