Introduction: Tailgate Sangria!

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In this instructable I will take you through the steps to make a delicious and refreshing drink for any game day activity!

Sangria is a very convenient and easy to make drink. Almost all the required materials can be readily found in your home. 

This recipe will make 4 liters of Sangria, enough for 17, 8oz. servings. 

Ingredients:

2 (750 mL) red wine
2 Liter carbonated water
3 Oranges
2 Apples
2 Lemons
2 Limes
1/2 Cup of sugar
(optional) replace wine with fruit juice for non alcoholic drink

Additional Materials:

Knife
Large Pitcher
Wooden Spoon
Ice
Serving Cups

Step 1: Wash All Fruits

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Wash all fruits thoroughly. This will clean the outside skins of any dirt, gunk, pesticides, or any other unwanted items in the Sangria. 

Step 2: Slice Oranges, Apples, Lemons, and Limes Into Thin Rounds.

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Slice oranges, apples, lemons, and limes into thin rounds. Depending on your personal tastes, you can alter the quantity/combination of ingredients to give it a unique flavor. 

Step 3: Lightly Crush the Fruit With a Wooden Spoon.

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By crushing the fruit, juices are released. This will also open up the fruit to extract more flavors once the liquid is added. 

Step 4: Add Red Wine and Carbonated Water. Stir in the Sugar.

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Add in all the mixers and sugar. To produce a non-alcoholic drink, substitute the wine for fruit juice. 

Step 5: Keep Cold and Allow Flavors to Mix. Sit for at Least 2 Hours.

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Place the Sangria in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This is the most important step to enhance the flavors of the drink. It gives the fruit, wine, and carbonated water to infuse themselves with each other. The longer it rests, the better it will taste!

Step 6: Serve Chilled With Ice.

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Serve with ice, kick back, and enjoy!

Comments

bhisma (author)2013-10-02

Sangria is a typical summer drink in Spain (Europe). I don't think this is sangría we would have here, but it is a good instructible, I agree.

gen81465 (author)2013-10-01

Add maraschino cherries and use their juice (along with cranberry juice) to make the ice cubes. That way, as they melt, they don't dilute the mixture. This works for either version, alcohol or not.

spiritwalker6153 (author)2013-10-01

This is one of the best instructables I have seen in a long time. It is simple, straight, and easy. It is one that anyone over 21 can do. I also like the fact that you added a non-alcoholic version for those of us who don't drink. Great instructable.

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