A Saint Patrick’s Day Alternative: “Irish” Sangria

Recipe: “Irish” Sangria by Claiborne O’Churchill

Just because it’s St. Paddy’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little Sangria with an Irish twist! Grab a bottle of your favorite C&C Riesling (Dry or Semi-sweet) and add it to this simple and tasty recipe below. This is a perfect substitute for the classic Stouts and Irish Whiskeys.


  • 1 Bottle of white wine (Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling or our semi-sweet Riesling, Oliver’s Vineyard)
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1-2 Green apples cut into wedges
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1-2 Shots of Irish Whiskey (we used Jameson)
  • 2 Cups club soda (you could use ginger ale to sweeten it up)
Pour the wine into a pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange wedges. If you prefer a sweeter Sangria, we suggest using our semi-sweet Riesling. Toss in the wedges of orange, lemon and apple and add sugar and whiskey. Give it a good stir and chill overnight or at least a few hours. Add club soda and ice just before serving. Enjoy!
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