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Summer Sangria Recipes and Tilt A Wheel Cocktail

Tilt A Wheel Cocktail

Tilt A Wheel Cocktail (LiveinFiveMedia.com)

Hot summer weather has finally arrived. After a very cold winter, I am really enjoying it. Hope everyone else is, too.  For anyone looking for a beverage to help you cool off or share at a picnic or barbecue, our website (Wine Trail Traveler) has several Sangria recipes. In addition a new recipe has arrived in my email, that I want to share with you. Tilt a Wheel is a cocktail that uses Sauvignon Blanc and Aviation American Gin.

Use the links below to discover some of the many variations of Sangria. Below is the full recipe for Tilt A Wheel.



Viognier Sangria
Narmada’s Midnight Sangria
Chumeia’s Merlot Sangria
Pickering Winery Sangria
Sangria (Carlson Vineyards)
Texas Legato Sangria

Tilt A Wheel


  • 1 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 1 oz Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Vanilla syrup*


In a mixing bowl, combine spirits & mixers. Stir. Fine strain into a serving pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with grapefruit discs sliced in half.

  • Vanilla Syrup: in a saucepan bring one cup of water to a simmer. Add one cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Add three vanilla beans (split vertically) and lower stove to medium heat. Cook for approx 20 min, stirring occasionally. When desired vanilla flavor is reached, remove from heat and strain into a jar. Refrigerate and use within two weeks.

Recipe provided by Aviation Gin


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