Tailgate Sweet Tea Sangria

tailgate sweet tea sangria by amanda's ok

Football season is here; game day snacks and beverages abound! Whether tailgating at the stadium for a home game or hosting a crowd for a watch party, I always have a drink in hand. My beverage of choice this season is a Tailgate Sweet Tea Sangria made with Red Diamond Ready-to-Drink tea and white wine. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for taking to game day festivities!

In the south, we take both football and sweet tea veeerry seriously. Red Diamond takes their products seriously, too. Every tea is perfectly crafted without compromise. Tea leaves are handpicked from the world's finest fields and made purely of water, tea and sugar only (or Splenda / no sweetener, depending on your tea preference). There are no powders, concentrates or preservatives to ensure that every sip is perfectly fresh and delicious.

Red Diamond's motto is "Perfect's Not Easy" but this Tailgate Sweet Tea Sangria sure is! You can use any of Red Diamond's Read-to-Drink teas to make this sangria, but I chose the Zero Calorie Sugar-Free Tea (sweetened with Splenda) to lower the carbs while still tasting deliciously sweet. If you're not an alcohol drinker, I think it would be equally as great mixed with a ginger ale in lieu of wine!

Oklahoma blogger Amanda's OK brings a Sweet Tea Sangria made with Red Diamond Sweet Tea for OSU Game Day Tailgates

white wine and sweet tea sangria with Red Diamond Tea

Tailgate Sweet Tea Sangria
  • 1 quart of Red Diamond Ready-to-Drink Sweet Tea (I used the Zero Calorie Sugar-Free Tea sweetened with Splenda) 
  • 1 bottle of white wine (I used my favorite pinot grigio; you could also use ginger ale to make a virgin sangria) 
  • 1/2 bag of frozen peaches
  • 1/2 bag of frozen raspberries
  • Fresh mint, to taste
Pour a bottle of white wine into a large pitcher. Next, pour in a quart (or a quarter gallon) of Red Diamond's Read-to-Drink sweet tea.

Amanda Martin's white wine sangria for game day watch parties or tailgates

A refreshing sweet tea sangria cocktail by Amanda Martin of Amanda's OK Blog

Stir in the fruit and mint and let it chill for a few hours.

Red Diamond Sweet Tea Sangria for Tailgates and Football Watch Parties

When it is time to serve, pour over ice and serve with fruit and/or mint garnish. You may need to strain broken down raspberries. 

A refreshing summer sangria made with white wine and Red Diamond Sweet Tea

That's it! You literally dump everything into a pitcher and let it chill. It is pretty, its super easy to transport and its very refreshing, too, making it the perfect tailgate beverage.

Go Pokes! Oklahoma blogger Amanda's OK shares her tailgate beverage of choice for Oklahoma State football games

Wanna know more about Red Diamond? They are perfectionists who dot every i and cross every t. The company has been a family business for over 113 years - that's five generations of dedication! They are based out of Birmingham, Alabama, and are committed to quality, authenticity and perfection. The Red Diamond motto is, "Perfect's Not Easy;" I'm thankful the Red Diamond team obsesses over every tea leaf's journey so that I can trust that each and every sip will taste like perfection! You can pick up their products at your most grocers - click here to see where to find them near you (the Ready-to-Drink teas are in the refrigerator section).

What is your tailgate beverage of choice? What teams do you cheer for (either college or NFL)? I'd love to hear! I'm a Cowboys fan through and through..... both the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Dallas Cowboys!

Thanks for reading and happy tailgating! Cheers!

Thank you to Red Diamond for sponsoring this post! 
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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