Recipe By Cathy Myers
Published May 19th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 308.3

My husband, Randy, has perfected traditional sangria. I shared this tasty and potent summer cooler with my AR friends at MauiGirl’s home, ergo, the title of the recipe. I hope that you enjoy it too. Be careful. This sangria can ‘sneak up’ on you!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 ½ cups brandy
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 ½ cups sparkling water
  • 1 orange, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced for garnish
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a 2-quart container, stir honey and triple sec together until honey has dissolved. Mix in the orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice, brandy, Cabernet Sauvignon wine, and sparkling water. Stir in the orange, lemon, and lime slices; adjust sweetness with more honey, if necessary, and serve in tall glasses over ice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 308.3
  • Carbohydrate 23.4 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Sodium 8.6 mg
  • Sugar 13.7 g


  1. We used good ingredients but the cabernet gave the drink a really harsh note no one liked.
  2. This was good but a tad bit too potent for me. It could be because I had to use key limes (because it was all I had). When I added a lot of ice it helped water it down a bit and was much better. In all good flavor but will cut down on the - Read more ...
  3. Perfect sangria! This adds just enough fruit so it still tastes like wine (some sangria recipes are almost fruit punch!) Although I did cut down the brandy down to 1 cup. It's still pretty potent.
  4. Served at the Midwest Round-Up in KC. Perfect recipe very refreshing. According to the submitter do use cabernet sauvignon it doesn't have to be expensive but a substitution may not taste the same. Also use regular limes not key limes since they may be bitter. Better if you use flavored sparkling water. All suggestions came - Read more ...
  5. Magnolia Blossom made this at my roundup. I merely watched but it is good. And it is potent with the potential to be sneaky. Thanks for the recipe!
  6. This was so delicious and refreshing! Perfect for a summer day! Thanks Cathy for sharing.
  7. I gotta tell you.. Love it! I normally do not like Sangria at all but I had two glasses of this lickity split! And yes It does sneak up on you. I'm so happy the recipe is posted. Thank you!!
  8. I love the honey in this recipe. Other Sangrias use sugar and can be too sweet. This is a pretty drink so the kids asked if they could have some so I made them some grape juice with sparkling water floated the fruit in it so they didm't feel left out.
  9. Sangria and I had a very bad break-up in my early adulthood so I approached this with caution. I only had a taste of it at the Round Up but what I had was delicious! I'll definitely be making this in the comfort of my own home where I can better monitor my intake and - Read more ...
  10. This is the best Sangria I have ever had. Thanks to Cathy and Randy for sharing.