Posted on | May 11, 2007 | 25 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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