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Traditional Sangria Recipe

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I've been on a sangria kick, trying out all sorts of recipes, and this one is definitely a keeper.  This traditional red sangria recipe is truly one you'll want to make again and again.  Great for summer, great for winter, try it hot and add some spices - it's extremely versatile! Fruit, wine, sugar, brandy, it's all here, and it's freaking delicious.

For a lighter summer tipple, try it's sister, White Sangria!


Ingredients:
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 bottles of red wine (I used Tempranillo)
  • 2 cups sparkling water or club soda


Directions:
  • Cut the fruit into small pieces
  • In a large container, combine fruit and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Pour brandy and orange liqueur over the fruit and allow to marinate for 1-4 hours.
  • Add the red wine, stir and chill.
  • Serve over ice and top with sparkling water.

Enjoy!

Taimur2 years ago
Hi scoochmaroo, thats a good recipe of Sangria maybe I will try it, i have a few of my own x) I'm a Portuguese guy and people in Portugal drink a lot of sangria specially like this with red wine.

I wont advise this drink hot.. for that go for some sort of "hot wine", "mulled wine" recipe, there are a lot of recipes for it.

normally we use a bit of sweet juices (orange, maracuja/passion fruit..) and instead of sparkling water we use drinks like 7up, sprite.
For extras we use some strong alcoholic drinks like wodka, and some times a brandy like portuguese drink named "licor beirão".

About the marinate I strongly advise in a fridge!!! and when is time to serve put the ice on the serving jar.

I normally say this is a good way to waste good red wine if properly done!


PS: I forgot!! add 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks on the marinate it will give a nice kick! NEVER POWDER CINNAMON! about other fruits, red fruits! like strawberry's if u smash a few to give a bit body to the drink. Peaches are a good choice as well!!

dont drink to quick! or you fall to floor when u try get up from your seat ^^
dcummins812 years ago
Your directions say to use 1 orange twice, I am wondering what the other fruit should be. other than that, it sounds far too tasty to not be made by the gallon!
scoochmaroo (author)  dcummins812 years ago
Oops! One of those should say apple. Ha. Apples and oranges. Fixed now, thanks!
MKosterich2 years ago
This was fantastic! I'll be making it for my 4th of July bbq.