A wonderful summer drink of Spain is Sangria. It's cool, refreshing and you can drink it for hours. It's also very easy to make. This is my rendition, but consider it a guideline you can use come up with your own.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Large pitcher or bucket. You can make this as classy or trashy as you wish.
- Red wine. I use the cheap stuff.
- Brandy. Again, I use the cheap stuff.
- Some clear soda pop like 7-up, Sprite or Sierra Mist.
- Frozen concentrated fruit punch. Choose whatever flavor you like best. This is where I don't scrimp.
- Frozen cut fruit, again don't scrimp on this. Get enough to fill your pitcher (or bucket) half way to the top.
- An Orange if you like.
Step 2: Mix It Up!
Sangria is meant to be served cold and many people add ice to it. DON'T DO IT! It's far better to chill your ingredients. The frozen fruit will keep it cold for quite a while.
Add the frozen fruit to the pitcher, dump the frozen fruit punch on top of it, then cover it all with wine! When the pitcher is nearly full, stir until the frozen fruit punch completely dissolves. Add brandy until the concoction tastes best to you.
Salud! Chin Chin!
Great at weddings too!