It’s football season … at our house that means it is that time of the year that we are glued to the television watching every game!  We love football.  I am not sure that there is a bigger football family than us.  All our boys are football players, our daughter was a cheerleader and we are that family that is obsessed.  And as much as we love the game, we also love football eats.  What’s better than a tailgating party with great food?

When I think of tailgating, I always think of my favorite tailgating drink, Sangria.  Not just ordinary Sangria but Portuguese Sangria made with Vinho Verde.  Have you tried?  Oh you must!  You are in for a treat.

Portuguese Sangria with Porto

So what is your favorite team? Well, as far as college football goes, we love the Gators (hence the wine glass).  But we have a little problem in our home, our daughter is a Gator but our second born is going to UCF and we may have to be a little open minded to the Knights.  Can we do it?   Whether we are cheering on the Knights or the Gators, I know one thing for sure… it wouldn’t be a tailgate party without a pitcher of Portuguese Sangria!

Portuguese Sangria with Port Wine

Per Serving 549 calories

Fat 1 g

Carbs 58 g

Protein 2 g


Portuguese Sangria with Port Wine


  • 1 bottle of vinho verde or light white wine
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 red peach or nectarine
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Cut the orange, apple and peach into small cubes.
  2. Add the bottle of vinho verde, port wine to a large pitcher.
  3. In a bowl, combine the sugar orange slices, apple slices and peach slices.
  4. Combine and add to the pitcher
  5. Add cinnamon stick and stir well
  6. Let sit in refrigerator overnight
  7. Add ice before serving and use a wooden spoon if you would like to keep the fruit from falling in the sagria

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips September 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

Isabel, I LOVE Sangria, but have never made a Portuguese version. I sooo have to try this!


Shaina September 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

I’ve never had sangria like this before, but I’m a biiiiig fan of white wine sangria so I’m sure I’d love it! Great gameday drink :)


Marjory @ Dinner-Mom September 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

This sangria sounds delish and would be the hit of any party. It counts as fruit, right?


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

I love it!! I haven’t had sangria in so long and I would prefer drinking sangria than beer anytime!!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal September 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

I’m down for any type of Sangria! It’s a good thing UCF rarely plays the Gators or things could get ugly :)


Nicole September 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

Love Sangria, need to try Portuguese Sangria. Love your little decorated wine glass with the puffy blue. :) hehe


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) September 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

First off…I’m so glad to be back with my #SS peeps! Second? I need some of this sangria…now! Love vinho verde b/c it’s so light and refreshing.


Heather @girlichef September 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

Cinnamon…peaches…oh yes, I’m game! (ha, “game”)

I would happily add this to any tailgating party, Isabel. And oh my gosh, how much fun is that lobster pitcher!


Cindys Recipes and Writings September 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’d eat the fruit too. Dessert, right? ;)


Megan September 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

Oh Isabel, this is incredible. I am making a batch right now! I have all the ingredients :)

Love the wine glass and luckily, UCF and UF are in different conferences so you can root both of them on! I am a Gator fan and went to UCF.

Go Gators!


Renee September 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Wishing we were sharing that pitcher of sangria. I love Portuguese wines, especially Vino Verde so I can imagine how great this recipe tastes.


Tammi @ Momma's Meals September 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Me and Sangria’s get along quite well! Thanks for sharing your version Isabel, I’m always looking for new ones!


Laura Dembowski September 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I love fun twists on sangria! It’s such a great drink!


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious September 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Way to raise the bar! Now I have to dress all my wine glasses with feather boas too! :)


Bea September 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Oh, I love Vinho Verde on a hot day and making it into a Portugese Sangria sounds perfect! I cannot wait to give it a try. Thank you so much :)


The Ninja Baker September 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I think everyone will smile whether they are a Gators or Knights fan with your fruity sangria, Isabel…Love the idea of adding peach to the mix =)


Shannon R September 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

That pitcher is so cute! I love it! Sangria is so nice and easy for a crowd too.


Jen @JuanitasCocina September 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I need the sangria…AND a wine glass with a boa!


Carla September 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Haha I love the boa on your wine glass.


Hezzi-D September 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I love sangria. That pitcher with the crab and lobster is awesome!


Lauren @ Healthy Delicious September 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm

what a fun wineglass! I’ve never thought of sangria for football (pretty much everyone here just drinks beer) but why not? i love the bit of cinnamon in there… nice touch!


Courtney @ Neighborfood September 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

This combo in fruits in sangria sounds incredible!


Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) September 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I loved sangria as a young adult! Perfect party food!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked September 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

Isabel, you said the magic word “sangria”. This sounds aaaaaaah-may-zing! And I love the blue boa on your wine glass. That must make your drink taste even better ;)


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes September 9, 2013 at 8:08 am

Clerico, white wine sangria, used to be the most popular drink ever, especially in summer. Very similar to this one but without the port. Never heard of vinho verde, but this recipe is calling my name!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons September 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Hehehee…. that wine glass is just making me giggle :) Love the idea of making sangria with vinho verde. And the cinnamon sticks! I have all kinds of new ideas now!


Lisa@TheDecorGirl September 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

Ooooh, I like the idea of making Sangria with Port. This is the 2nd time this summer I’ve heard about having port cold. Must be a sign. :)


Constance @FoodieArmyWife September 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Oh my heavens – your glass is wearing a skirt! Too cute! I am a recent convert to sangria. HUGE fan now. Thank you for sharing the recipe!


Anne @ Webicurean September 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

OK that frou-frou football wine glass is killing me! Can I get one in Niners’ colors?! Sangria is such a great way to provide a light, boozy beverage to a large group!


FamilyFoodie September 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Just call me Princess Isabel hahaha


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