I believe that it’s always a good time for sangria, so please feel free to replace “summer” with a season of your choice
It’s a fantastic party beverage, especially if you can make it at home and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I made last night’s sangria at the BBQ we went to, because I had visions of exploding sangria and the Pilot’s car smelling like wine and brandy for the rest of the year. I personally don’t mind the smell of wine and brandy, though…
Here’s what I did to make two large pitchers of sangria:
-Sliced two green apples and put the the slices in each pitcher, along with 1 sliced orange, 1 sliced lemon and the juice of 1 orange
-Added 1/8 C sugar to each pitcher (1/4 C total)- this is optional, but helps to enhance the sweetness of the fruit. I’ve tried it with Stevia before and it was not a wise choice.
-1 C of pre-made orange juice to each pitcher (2 C total)
-1/2 C each of brandy and triple sec to each pitcher (1 C total of each)
-1 large bottle of inexpensive dry red wine to each pitcher. Inexpensive is the key, here. No one will be able to tell if you used hoity-toity wine, and I’ve found that the less expensive brands taste better with the additional ingredients. (I use the Yellowtail brand supersize bottles. If you’re using the regular bottles of wine, do 1 1/2 bottles per pitcher, for 3 total bottles)
Mix well and serve over ice.
It’s super refreshing, not too sweet and a party beverage staple in our house.
I’m off to get some groceries for the week and hit up a spin class. Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya later <3
Something to do: While we’re enjoying the day, please take a second to send love to the families of those who fought bravely, selflessly and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. The Pilot has lost some close friends, and I am forever thankful to those who dedicate their lives for our safety.