Georgie’s Summer Sangria – Georgie Orbach Wines

Georgie’s Summer Sangria

Spice up your Summer with this delicious Merlot, Cointreau Sangria.


I bet you never thought of adding salad greens to your cocktail? Don’t worry, we’re not being health-freaks! Rocket is the star ingredient in this delicious red sangria giving it a delicate bitterness and crisp aroma. Georgie’s rich dry style merlot is perfect for this Sangria as the wine’s blackberry and plum flavours come alive along with fresh cut summer fruits!


  • 2 (750 mL) bottles Georgie Orbach 2017 Merlot Riverina
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau 
  • 450g strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups fresh Rocket


  • Stir together merlot, sugar and cointreau in a large jug until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the rocket, and use a wooden spoon, or rolling pin to mull (crush) the rocket so that the flavour is released.
  • Add strawberries, lime, lemon and orange to the wine mixture, and lightly mull the fruit to release juices.
  • Cover and refrigerate for anywhere from 1-12 hours (any longer and the rocket becomes bitter).
  • Strain and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberry halves, orange slices and rocket.
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