Recipe courtesy of Donald Rini

Prickly Pear Sangria

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 13 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 48 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 30 servings
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One 750ml bottle Zinfandel

One 750ml bottle Merlot

One 750ml bottle Cabernet

One 750ml bottle Beaujolais

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup tequila

2 quarts orange juice

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup lime juice

1 quart prickly pear cactus nectar

Vanilla beans

Cinnamon sticks


Club soda, to taste (optional)

Fresh fruit thinly sliced - Apples (red, green), oranges, melons, star fruit, lemons, limes, and strawberries


  1. Blend wine, brandy, tequila, orange juice, lemon juice, pear cactus nectar, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks. Add sugar, to taste. You may also add club soda, to taste, if you enjoy a more balanced body.
  2. Thoroughly chill all ingredients and combine with a melange of fresh fruit thinly sliced. Best if you let sit for 48 hours.