Make Your Own Sangria

Sangria is a delicious fruit-based wine “punch” that comes from Spain. Its ingredients usually include red wine, fresh fruit, and bubbly water or citrus soda. Here is a easy, but delicious, recipe to make your own Sangria.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Shot brandy
  • 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda

Preparation:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.

Try adding your own ingredients, it’s hard to add the “wrong” ingredient! Sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of ginger ale, citrus soda pop or lime juice are good ingredients to add!

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