Pink Lemonade Sangria

This delicious sweet and sour sangria is the perfect pink drink for a girl’s night in. I typically stir up a batch of this as a crowd pleaser when I’m having female friends over. Be forewarned: I like my drinks strong! This version packs quite a punch, so if you don’t like your drink quite so strong, switch the measurements to 1 oz of lemoncello and 1/3 cup lemon juice.



  • 1/2 Cup Sweet White Wine
  • 1/3 Cup Limoncello
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1 lemon (to garnish)


Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over a glass with ice. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, grab two glasses, make your drink in one of them, and then pour from one glass to the other a few times until thoroughly mixed, then pour over the glass with ice. This recipe makes 1 cocktail.



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