Post # 1
We are planning on serving sangria at our wedding but need to avoid making the home made type due to lack of time, manpower, storage, transportation and general logistical concerns.
Would it be acceptable to simply buy the pre-made bottled or boxed sangria such as Cruz Garcia and transfer it to drink dispensers with ice and fruit? Do we add the club soda/lemonade to this or is that only for when making sangria from a homemade recipe?
We need to make this part as simple as possible but still nice…
Post # 3
We are serving sangria through a drink dispenser along with lemonade and iced tea during cocktail hour – beer and wine will be served by bartender.
Here’s my take – if you don’t have the time or manpower, don’t serve it. Sangria can be wonderful or it can be disgusting – that simple. The power of sangria is that it’s fresh – just like a mojito out of a bottle is nothing like its fresh counterpart, so too does sangria pale in comparison when it’s mass manufactured.
Good luck with your decision and remember that it can get guests very drunk quickly so keep that in mind 😉