Taco night is alright with me

Taco night doesn’t have to pose the following dilemma: Sangria or margaritas? Now you don’t have to choose.


  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 ounces triple sec
  • 3 cups frozen fruit (I used half peaches, half strawberries)
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • juice from one lime

Blend ingredients together in a blender and pour into two to four pretty glasses. Drink while eating a big old taco.

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55 Responses to Sangritas

  1. sallybr says:

    very nice drink!

    lovethe dishes in the back too, so stylish!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    I haven’t had a good taco and a margarita in ages. Never had a sangria. This seems like a nice marriage of the 2. Salud!

  3. 2girls10potatoes says:

    This sounds like a perfect summer drink!

  4. Joanne Ozug says:

    I love the cross between the two. Brilliant!

  5. Kristy says:

    Suddenly my glass of red wine looks so boring. 😉

  6. Yuri says:

    I love sangria and margaritas, this is such an awesome drink! When I go out with my [girl] friends we usually decide between sangrias or margaritas. Wait till I tell them about ‘sangritas’ on our next ladies night out 😀

  7. Love sangria and margaritas! Taco night is my husbands favorite. 🙂

  8. ohhh yes. My list of alcoholic beverages to be had at a later date seems to be getting longer and longer. I blame you two entirely.

  9. Yum! It’s like one Latin super drink!

  10. You are a problem solving genius. I need about 10 of these right now.

  11. Laura says:

    Best. Recipe. Ever.

  12. Well I still have to choose.. because I don’t drink. So if I did come over and spill this drink on your white chairs because you wouldn’t make me an non-alcoholic drink, you know why LOL (I bet you didn’t think I would respond to your comment on my blog Greg.. don’t make me tell Katherine on you LOL)

  13. Tandy says:

    A jugful of these this weekend is going to have to be on the cards – no matter what we eat 🙂

  14. Maureen says:

    This looks wonderful! It’s so pretty and colorful too.

  15. It’s Tex Mex night!

  16. Brilliant – two for one!

  17. Sissi says:

    Red wine and tequila? I think only you could come up with such a bold combination. It looks luscious!

  18. ChgoJohn says:

    That is one red cocktail! I’ve had both tequila and red wine during the course of an evening and, from what I remember, both were fine. Never have had them in the same cocktail glass, though. I’m in! Anything that’ll reduce the number of cocktail glasses to be cleaned after the party is OK by me.

  19. Let’s make it a Mexican night !!.. Very good display.

  20. Nice bowls. (okay, to get the full effect you have to hear that in the voice of the Dockers commercial–at least, that’s what I heard) 🙂

  21. This does look good.

    Sangrita in Mexico is sort of a mini non alcoholic bloody mary that you sip alongside a very high quality tequila. The pepperiness of the spices is meant to enhance the tequila notes.

    It’s their equivalent to our licking the salt routine I guess you could say.

    Jeffrey Morgantheler explains it better than I have here :


  22. Stef says:

    Funny – I saw someone in the cafeteria at work today eating a taco salad, and I thought, “Mmm, I should have me one of those.” Then my husband mentioned a local taco joint (Taco John’s); and now here you are with taco drinks. Looks like I need to take a hint!

  23. Christina says:

    I LOVE sangria!! Reminds me of summer!! 🙂

  24. Oh boy, next time I make enchiladas or tacos I know what beverage I’m making to go with. That looks wicked!

  25. You, sir, are a genius.

  26. spree says:

    So how many of the recommended servings of fruit/day does this satisfy? 😉 drinking our way to good health, is it? (now an honest question: what kind of red wine?)

  27. Hold it a second…you didn’t give me an answer and I’m still left to choose. Perhaps I’ll just have both.

  28. spicegirlfla says:

    Wow…really??!!! Wine with tequila!! I think you are on to something here….something good!!

  29. As much as I can hardly ever look at a recipe without thinking of a thousand tweaks I’d make, this one stands untouchably perfect. Peaches, strawberries, Sangria and Margarita combined? A dream come true.

  30. Caroline says:

    Clever idea sir! Can’t say I’ve ever mixed wine with tequila, but knowing you, it works wonderfully! I wouldn’t mind one right now. Errr is it the weekend yet??

  31. OMG this sounds SO GOOD! Will definitely give them a try!

  32. Lovely! Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Mel says:

    Oh oh… two favourite drinks combined into one! I love it!

  34. Charles says:

    Darn, I’ve been scoffing peanuts for the past 30 minutes and my mouth is dry and parched right now – what I wouldn’t give to drain one of those right now. Looks fabulous, Greg!

  35. ceciliag says:

    Oh thank god, i was having such a TIME deciding.. and your drinks (you two, tho i think katherine has the upper hand in the drinks cabinet).. always make my life easier.. c

  36. Another delightful libation, Greg, Nice job; but a frozen cocktail in winter? Must bookmark for the more warm weather weekends! Cheers!

  37. This looks delicious – would go quite well with my taco salad!

  38. Well I knew I could count on you! I was thinking, “tacos tonight”. Now, you know I have tequilla on hand and since I’m in my crazy “orange” state, I’ve also got Triple Sec. I think I’ll have to make these for our cocktail hour tonight!

  39. We love Mexican food and this looks just like the perfect thing to accompany and Mexican recipe. Thanks for the idea.

  40. Ok I made them. I used some really nice Cabernet I had opened for the red wine and so I ended up adding more Triple Sec as it was a little to blah!.. I think I need to stash a bottle of fruity, light red to make a better drink – the up side is we finished the whole batch! My smoked chicken tacos with orange-habanero salsa were delish with the fruity Sangrita. It is a winner!

  41. Love it! It would go perfectly well with our other “dillema sorted”; the TACHOS – nachos made out of taco shells!

  42. Need. This. As a fellow tequila and sangria lover, I feel this really does solve many problems for me. I am rather curious (read dubious) about the taste, but I will make and try before I judge.

  43. oh yummy! you cannot go wrong with a good sangria…

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  46. Marsha G. Heinzmann says:

    1-5-13 – I just made this up to “taste-test” before serving it to company later this next week. I substituted Mescal for the Tequila and used frozen mango chunks and strawberries. This is AWESOME!.

    I will be making Chile Relleno Casserole and your Mexican Slaw, along with an appetizer of Deviled shrimp and halved avocados with a spritz of lime. Ole!

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