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    Posted on | May 11, 2007 | 24 Comments |

    Sangria is a Spanish wine based cocktail, a fruit punch with wine really. It is a perfect drink for large parties, since it is easy to make and can be made a day ahead.  Sangria is basically wine mixed with brandy and fruit juices. This drink is deceptively smooth and sweet, you could really chug it down without realizing how much alcohol you are consuming. Even those who are not into wine normally love Sangria. 

    Sangria recipe is very versatile, add your favorite fruits, use your favorite red wine, spice it up if you need to, possibilities are endless. Here is how Siv made it last week for the same party where the Kumquat-Mango Mojito was served. You could add a cup of orange juice to this recipe to thin it down a bit, but it tastes really smooth even without it.



    • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine(We used a special sangria wine, shown below, or use Rioja)
    • 1 cup brandy
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 pear
    • 1 apple
    • 1 orange
    • 1 lime
    • 1 lemon


    Cut all the citrus fruits into thin rounds. Cut apple and pear into small chunks. 

    In a pitcher, combine the wine, brandy and sugar and stir till the sugar completely dissolves.

    Add the fruit pieces and mix well. Chill in the fridge for at least three hours, preferably overnight to blend the flavors.

    Strain and serve over ice in wine glasses.

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    24 Responses to “Sangria”

    1. Manisha
      May 11th, 2007 @ 6:25 am

      Oh yum! Yum! Yum! I love sangria! Never made it at home though – when I still drank like you folks do :-D

      I could drool for hours over that picture!

    2. Roopa
      May 11th, 2007 @ 6:37 am

      oh my it looks relishing! you are a queen of cocktail…….
      Beautifull picture!….i picture is looking so nice hmmmmmmmmmmm

    3. Reena
      May 11th, 2007 @ 6:57 am

      siggy, what pretty color!! i would like to know the activities after having those two cocktails ;) ;)

    4. Swapna
      May 11th, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

      The snap is so cool, that I feel like lifting the pitcher off the screen and taking a sip or two or three:)

    5. Richa
      May 11th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

      hey sig, you really know how to make those pics come to life !!
      And i see you are very diligent @ getting the dose of daily 5 in your everyday diet ;-) have a great wknd!

    6. Asha
      May 11th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

      Yo Sigma Beta,should I move in with you or what?!

      Tequila,Mojitos and now Sangria.You are fun, girl!Have a great weekend(I know you will!);D

    7. Pravs
      May 11th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

      Beautiful sangria pitcher. I learn about new cocktail mixes every time i am here.. :D
      Have a good weekend.

    8. Sig
      May 11th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

      Manisha, thanks! :) That statement somehow conveys you don’t drink much anymore… really? :)

      Roopa, thanks :)

      Reena, lol… what happens in Seattle stays in seattle.

      Swapna.. you meant gulp, not sip right? :D

      Richa… of course, we all need those daily 5… :) U have a great weekend too sweetie…

      Asha, it is a deal, you can move in with me and keep making all the yummy food, and I will mix up as many cocktails as you need… :) Have a great weekend, and happy mothers day to you dear…

      Pravs:) Thanks girl… It was funny when I got a mail from you while I was reading your blog…

    9. Richa
      May 11th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

      forgot to say, index is pretty handy

    10. Sig
      May 11th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

      Thanks girl, I wish I could automate the process using the categories… shouldn’t be all that hard, but need to invest some time…

    11. musical
      May 11th, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

      The stuff :) .It is smooth indeed, and gets smoother if you leave it a day or so. And the picture is totally wow!

      Have a great weekend :) .

    12. sunita
      May 11th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

      Looks great…enough to tempt anyone…

    13. Sharmi
      May 11th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

      hey I have very less knowledge on drinks and cocktails and get to learn a lot form your blog.
      you must be having a mini bar at your home!!
      colourful drink!

    14. TheCooker
      May 11th, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

      The sangria looks sooo good. One of my fav drinks.
      The only down side of sangria is that one consumes too much without realising it.

    15. indosungod
      May 11th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

      Sig, Sangria looks really inviting, I don’t much care for wine but H does. I can make him happy maybe what say you?

    16. Sia's Corner
      May 11th, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

      beautifulpic again sig…i am impressed with the way u capture the beautiful colours of any drink as i have failed miserably to get one good shot of any drink:) and yup, i guess i need one mug of drink…had very busy week at office and its gonna get worst from next week:(

    17. Sig
      May 12th, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

      Musie, yeah, it is so much better the next day… :) U have a great weekend too dear!

      Sunita, thanks, all the fruity drinks always look tempting.

      Sharmi, :) Yes we actually have a mini bar at home, what can I say we love our drinks…

      Cooker, oh you are so right, it tastes so smooth, I gulp it down like water, before I know it I am dancing on the table… not a true story :D

      Indo, even if you don’t like wine, you might love this drink, it doesn’t taste like wine.. I personally know some wine haters who love Sangria… do give a try… and if H gets happy in the process, that is just a bonus :)

      Sia, try and relax during your weekend… I too am slammed at work, and have to force myself not to log in to corpnet on weekends… I think all you need is a big mug of Sangria :)

    18. Cynthia
      May 13th, 2007 @ 2:03 am

      What would I not give for a glass of this on this hot West Indian Saturday evening as I sit on my verandah checking out your blog :)

    19. Sukanya Ramkumar
      May 14th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

      OMG…..It looks so refreshing…Nice picture… Love to have a sip form it….

    20. Nandita
      May 18th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

      BRILLIANT colours Sig! I had a good time guzzling Sangria in a Tex Mex restaurant Cafe Sol in Greenwich, same time last year and you brought back lovely memories!

    21. Anita
      May 26th, 2007 @ 5:42 am

      And what do I do with the fruit that remains? Gobble it up on my own (near the sink) or can it be served as a relish or somthing?

    22. Taste of Mysore
      May 28th, 2007 @ 3:20 am

      hmmmm… can I get a glassfull of that cocktail? ymmm, I am drooling over it…

    23. Sig
      May 30th, 2007 @ 6:50 am

      Anita, good question, You know I’ve never really thought about what to do with the leftover fruits… I think gobbling up next to the sink will be the best use of it, have someone close by to hold that hair up :)