Easy Sangria Recipe
This Easy Sangria Recipe will definitely be a hit at any get together. Slightly sweet, fruity, and perfect for a hot day. Make a pitcher today and invite some friends over!
Last week our street got together for Cinco de Mayo. We live on a long cul-du-sac and most weekends in the summer families all get pizza for dinner, hang out together, and the kids play. So last Thursday we had a taco bar and all the neighbors brought something.
What did I bring? Well taco meat, but that isn’t want you are hear about is it. I wish I could have made homemade flour tortillas, but there was just too many people. So, I also brought this super easy Sangria recipe. I did make a double batch, because we have a lot of houses on our street. But holy cow did it go fast!
Sangria is usually made up of red wine, citrus, sugar, fruit, and some kind of hard liquor; usually brandy, rum or vodka. Sounds simple enough, right? It is! For some reason sangria seems intimidating to people, but it really shouldn’t. I usually just opt for a classic lime margarita because there are only a couple ingredients.
I had strawberries, pineapples, and oranges in my fridge, so that is what I used for this easy sangria recipe, but you can mix up the fruit with apples, pears, peaches, lemons, limes…whatever! Start by dumping all the liquids in a pitcher, then just stir in the sugar until it is dissolved. Add the fruit, and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. Done. See….easy!!
If you have ever seen any of my other drink recipes, you know I like my cocktails fizzy. Like this Black Cherry Limeade! So I did add some Sprite to this right before serving. Just to give it a little fizz. But that is completely optional, and not traditional. So do with that what you will. But you are going to want to make this for any summer gathering you have! Trust me on that one.
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Easy Sangria Recipe
- 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup brandy (I used Tuaca a sweeter vanilla brandy)
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 3 Tbls sugar
- 2 oranges , thinly sliced
- 1-2 cups chopped fruit (I used strawberries and pineapple)
- 1 litre sprite (optional)
In a large pitcher add wine, orange juice, brandy, triple sec and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add oranges and chopped fruit, stir. Put in fridge for at least 4 hours, can do overnight.
Serve chilled with ice if desired
For a fizzy twist, add sprite before serving.
You can use just about any fruit you like - strawberries, apples, pears, lemons, lime, pineapple etc. Use a cheap red wine, usually anything goes.
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