Poppin' Merlot Sangria: The Only Sangria Recipe You Need

Looking for ways to incorporate our gourmet wine-infused popcorn? Try our Poppin' Merlot Sangria! Make it cold, and its the perfect drink for cooling down on warm summer nights with family and friends. This fruity cocktail is completed with Pop Goes Sangria as the "cherry on top" making a delicious double dose of Sangria.


1 Pitcher Serves 4-6 glasses 

  • 1 Cup Red Apples (Medium Slices) 
  • 1 Cup Peaches (Medium Slices) 
  • 1 Cup Blood Orange (Thinly Sliced) 
  • 1 Cup Seedless Red Grapes
  • 1.5 Litres of Red Wine (Our choice: Peller Family Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 1.5L)
  • Eatable Pop Goes Sangria Popcorn
  • Pure Maple Syrup (optional for sweetening) 
  • Cinnamon Sticks to Garnish

Tip for selecting the perfect red wine for Sangria: 

When selecting a red wine for Sangria, look for a red wine with low levels of tannin. 

Tannins are compounds found in grape seeds, stems and skin that can make wine taste bitter. A great sangria hints notes of fresh fruit. The wine should be complementary to the fruits you are infusing as well. Cabernet Sauvignon, for example, is a wine high in tannins. 

Steps and Instructions: 

Chill your bottle of red wine for 3-4 hours.

STEP #2 
Add the sliced apples, sliced peaches, sliced blood oranges and grapes to a large pitcher.

Add a tablespoon of maple syrup, or however much you'd like to taste (optional for sweetening). 

Add chilled red wine to the pitcher and begin to stir.

STEP #5 
Store the pitcher of fruits infused with wine for 24 hours (48 hours for a stronger fruit flavour) 

Serve with ice and top with some extra infused fruits and Eatable Pop Goes Sangria popcorn for garnish.

Enjoy with more Pop Goes Sangria Popcorn on the side!

There it is - the perfect summer sangria recipe! Deliciously fruity and cool for those nights on the backyard patio. You could even try and make this warm on a saucepan for winter!

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