Sangria

What better way to enjoy red wine on a hot sunny summer afternoon than in a delicious fruity sangria. Sangria is a Spanish drink that combines wine, fruit and a fortifying spirit. Not only is it dangerously delicious, it's pretty too!

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Sangria

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Restin Time: 4 h
  • Total Time: 4 h 15 m
  • Servings:
    6

Ingredients

  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 orange halved and sliced into ¼-inch half moons
  • ¼ cup brandy OR RUM
  • ½ cup orange liquor Cointreau, Triple Sec
  • 1 750 ml bottle fruity red wine Rioja, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot
  • 1 to 2 ounces simple syrup
  • soda water optional
  • blackberries optional

Instructions

  1. Place the apple and orange in the bottom of a large pitcher and stir and smash the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the brandy and orange liquor and stir. Add the red wine, stir and then let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or even longer.
  3. Taste the mixture and sweeten with simple syrup if desired. (To make a simple syrup, combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Simmer on the stovetop until the sugar has completely dissolved and then cool. Store in your refrigerator.)
  4. When you are ready to serve, pour the sangria over ice cubes in large wine glasses, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. Top with a little soda water if desired.
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