Sangria Recipe !

Red or White?
Perfect Party Punch

Real Restaurant Drink Recipe


The blood-red color of a Sangria Recipe inspired the name of the beverage which comes from the Spanish word for "blood." But a white wine "base" is also excellent.


Sangria is a perfect party punch. Fresh, fruity, delicious.

Sangria is made with red wine, fruit juices, fruit slices and often club soda, brandy and triple sec are added. However, it can be made in just about any style you can imagine.

There are two recipes on this page to help you get started on developing your own favorite recipe for this refreshing beverage.

And every restaurant has its own sangria recipe, too! It is one of the few beverages that is really lots of fun to experiment with. So whatever you do, don't buy a mix at the store - have fun and create your own!

The main thing to remember making when your own Sangria is to use a good quality red wine, one that you like and be sure to chill it.

The versions I have on this page are served cold over ice and make a refreshing cooler on a hot summer day. However, no refrigeration and no ice for an equally wonderful treat and party beverage in the cooler weather!

Not crazy about chilled red wine? Then use your favorite white wine and create Sangria Blanco (white)!

Let's get started!



Sangria Recipe - Red or White

Real Restaurant Drink Recipes


Preparation time: 15 minutes but you should refrigerate this recipe overnight. Serves 8



Ingredients:

  • 1 large bottle (1.5 liters) of dry red or white wine (for Sangria Blanco)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • A few cherries and/or strawberries (optional)
  • 1 quart club soda
  • 1 1/2 ounce brandy
  • 1 1/2 ounce triple sec

 

Instructions:

  • Slice each of the fruits very thin
  • Combine with the wine and the sugar (refrigerate overnight for enhanced flavors)
  • Mix in the club soda just before serving
  • To serve, ladle into glasses and garnish with fruit slices

Mexican Sangria


Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 2-4.

This one is interesting because, unlike most sangrias, it can be served almost instantly without being refrigerated overnight.


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dry red table wine
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 limes or 1 apple, sliced

 

Instructions:

  • Half fill a large pitcher with ice cubes
  • Add the wine
  • Add the orange and lime juices
  • Add the sugar and stir well until it has dissolved
  • Pour into glasses
  • Float a lime and / or apple slice on top
Drinking Red Wine

Enjoy your Sangria and the company of those you share it with and have fun creating your own favorite version!

Donna

"It is best to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine."

Heraclitus