August 2007 Archives

Sangria for Six Apart

Saturday is Six Apart’s company BBQ Picnic. I was tasked with getting the games and activities together and I also took on the role of Sangria Barista.

Wanting to make a nice and fruity sangria like they serve at Cha Cha Cha in SF, I looked around for a few recipes and finally settled on adapting Jay’s Secret Sangria Recipe. Here’s what I just got at the store, calculated to fit perfectly into a 5 gallon Rubbermaid water jug…


  • 12 bottles Chuck’s best Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3 bottles White Zinfandel
  • 2 bottles Knudzen Sparkling Kosher Grape
  • 2 bottles Knudzen Organic Pineapple Juice
  • 2 bottles Knudzen Simply Delicious Morning Blend
  • 2 bottles Knudzen Organic Limeaid
  • 1 cup Grand Marnier
  • 8 oranges, half wheels
  • 6 limes, half wheels
  • 1 ripe pineapple, quartered and sliced
  • 3 mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 16 oz strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • mint for garnish


  1. Cut limes, oranges, and pineapple.
  2. Marinate cut fruit with Grand Marnier and one bottle of Cab, let marinate for a few hours.
  3. Add all other liquids, refrigerate overnight.
  4. Slice mangoes and strawberries and add combine with liquids
  5. Serve over ice and garnish with mint.

Mmmmm… I can’t wait to start this tomorrow morning…. I’m even more excited to get my croquet on while sipping sangria.

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