Sangria For One!

When a stay-at-home-mom has wine and fresh fruit in the house, what’s she going to do? Make sangria of course! And this isn’t any sangria, this sangria is for one person. Yep! For me and me only. What’s great about this recipe is you can make it your own with the type of fruit and wine you like. I used chardonnay because that’s what I had but a red wine would work, too! So come on! Have a cocktail with me…

What you will need:

Wine glass (or mason jar if you have one)

6 oz.ย wine, white or red
2 oz. Brandy
Fresh fruit, I used strawberries, blueberries and lemon
Lemon-lime pop (I used Sprite and yes, I say pop. True Chicagoan here!)

I made this early in the day and then stuck it in the fridge until I was ready to drink it. But, if you drink it right away, it’s just as good! The fruit just won’t have time to soak up all that booze ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, you can make this a few hours before drinking or right when you want one.

In your glass, pour the wine. Add the Brandy. Cut up the fruit you are using and add that. Stick in the fridge and add the pop just before drinking OR if drinking now, add it! As much or as little as you want. I think I added about 1/4 cup. Garnish with fruit if desired. Cheers!

Yes, I had fun taking pictures of this beauty.

Bottoms up!


Autumn Apple Sangria

I found this recipe from and knew I had to make it! I did change it a little as I went, and you can too, depending on your tastes. Vodka? Hell yes. Apple cider? Hell yes. AND white wine? Can I get an Amen?! All topped with crisp apples, yum yum. So easy, so perfect for fall, and great for gatherings as the recipe can be doubled. Here we go, people!

What you will need:


1 pitcher
1/2 cup vodka
2 cups apple cider
1 bottle white wine (I used Chardonnay) and make sure it is chilled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 apples cut into bite sized pieces
You can also add pears if you so desire. I would have, I just didn’t have any.

In the pitcher, combine all ingredients except the wine. Stir well and refrigerate for several hours. Before serving, add the wine and stir. Pour into wine glasses and enjoy! Cheers, y’all ๐Ÿ™‚

This made enough for 4 people to have two glasses each.