20 Minutes 4 people
By Doreen Colondres
You’ll be surprised to know that this recipe, which I wrote for you with so much love, and for my love to wine… is sweet, goes down smoothly and its flavor is not as strong as its name. But I want to make clear that besides the wine, it has more liquor, so enjoy it slowly and with moderation... because as we say in my country… it plays you!
Keep in mind that to make a sangría, you don’t have to spend that much in the wine but a good wine doesn’t rely on the price, so pick one that you’ve already tried and like. I like to use Tempranillos or Riojas (Spanish) for this recipe but you can always use your favorite.
What need to have:
- 1 bottle of red wine (I like to use Tempranillo)
- 1 ½ cup of orange juice (you can always squeeze the fresh oranges if they’re ripe and sweet)
- 1 oz. of gin
- 1 oz. of Cointreau or brandy
- 1 can of lime soda (7up/Sprite)
- 5 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 red big apples diced (with the rind)
- 1 sliced orange (with the rind)
- 1 sliced lemon (with the rind)
What need to do:
- Mix all the ingredients and stir them well with a big spoon.
- Then add the fruit but save some oranges and lemon slices to decorate each glass.
The important thing is not to serve it right away. I suggest keeping it in the fridge for a few hours so it will get more flavors. You can serve it with ice but remember that the best way to serve sangría is extra chilly with no ice.
Cheers and enjoy it with moderation!