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Thriller Merlot Sangria

Did you know that sangria means “bleeding” in Spanish? This light and chilly cocktail is the perfect drink for your thriller book club party. 

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Thriller Merlot Sangria

did you know that sangria is Spanish for "bleeding"? This cocktail is perfect for any thriller book club gathering.
Prep Time10 minutes
refrigerate1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: 21+, alcohol, red wine
Servings: 4
Calories: 343kcal


  • Pitcher for serving


  • 750 mL red wine Merlot
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 green apple sliced
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 oz Brandy
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup strawberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup blackberries frozen


  • Slice the lemon, orange and apple. Add to a pitcher along with the wine.
  • Add sugar and brandy.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, add 3 each of the frozen strawberries and blackberries to the drinking glasses.
  • Pour the sangria over the frozen fruit filling the glasses half way full.
  • Add gingerale to top off and enjoy!


Sodium: 20mg | Calcium: 57mg | Vitamin C: 48mg | Vitamin A: 149IU | Sugar: 30g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 454mg | Calories: 343kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 2mg

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