Drink: Red Sangria
Content-Type: Food Blog
Cool, delicious, and revitalizing, this simple red sangria recipe. Serve it during a gathering at any time of year, or enjoy a glass on a steamy summer day.
Red sangria is a festive, enjoyable, delicious, and refreshing beverage that I think is ideal to enjoy with friends. It is affordable and simple to create, as far as cocktails go.
Mix up a pitcher full, invite guests over, and enjoy a delicious happy hour while enjoying the nice weather. Summer, ahh.
Nowadays, you can readily get sangria made with white wine or rosé; but, for this recipe, I use red wine to create a more traditional, Spanish-style sangria.
Naturally, I adore it in the summer, but since this recipe asks for red wine, it’s a terrific option for entertaining all year long as well. It is fragrant, floral, and bursting with fresh fruit. It is sweet, but not overly sugary. You’ll adore it, in my opinion!
COMPONENTS OF THE RED SANGRIA RECIPE
Sangria can be prepared in a variety of ways, but commonly calls for wine, fruit, liquor, and (sometimes) sugar. What I apply in my is as follows:
- Red wine – Seek out a bottle of delicious Spanish red wine, such as Tempranillo or Garnacha. It isn’t necessary, and it shouldn’t be pricey either! There’s no need to spend money because you’ll be blending the wine with other flavors.
- Oranges, in my opinion, are a necessity. For a little sharpness, I also adore lime. Crisp green apples and fresh raspberries are added to this recipe to finish it off.
- While brandy is the most traditional alcoholic beverage, I frequently like to substitute Cointreau or Grand Marnier because they both have an orange flavor. To adjust the strength of your sangria, add more or less.
- Orange juice – I naturally sweeten my sangria by adding orange juice rather than a sweetener like brown sugar or maple syrup. With the wine, I adore how rich and lemony it tastes.
CREATING RED SANGRIA
Making this red sangria recipe is SO easy! This is how it works:
Prepare the fruit first. The orange should be thinly sliced, then divided into quarters. Slice the lime very thinly and chop the apple. Together with the raspberries, add this fruit to a sizable pitcher.
Orange juice and wine are the next ingredients to be added. To blend, stir.
Lastly, unwind. Place the sangria in the refrigerator for 24 hours to chill.
Serve in ice-filled glasses. Enjoy!
RECIPE ADVICE FOR RED SANGRIA
- Don’t cut corners when relaxing. By cooling the sangria, you allow the fruit to impart a sweet, fruity flavor to the wine. Your sangria won’t taste as fruity or as balanced if you shorten this period of time. For the finest flavor, I chilled mine for at least 8 hours before serving, preferably overnight.
- Adjust to taste. When constructing a drink at home, always taste it first and make any necessary adjustments. Add one additional splash of orange juice or a little maple syrup for a sweeter sangria if you like. Like it more powerful? Add more Cointreau and stir. Have fun choosing the right ratio of your favorite flavors.
- Switch it up! Although the dish is delicious as given, feel free to experiment. After your sangria has chilled, top it off with club soda if you want your drinks effervescent. Substitute another seasonal fruit, such as strawberries or pears, for the raspberries or apples. Alternately, add a cinnamon stick to the pitcher before chilling it for a spiced-up variant. Please share any modifications you try!
To create red sangria at home, learn how! This wine punch from Spain is excellent for entertaining. Before a party, combine it, then store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
- 1 Granny Smith or another green apple, cored and chopped
- 1 orange, thinly sliced, then sliced into quarters
- Also, 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup raspberries or sliced strawberries
- Also, 1 (750 mL) bottle Tempranillo, Garnacha, or Rioja wine
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or brandy*
- In a sizable pitcher, combine the apple, orange, lime, and raspberries. Wine, orange juice, and Cointreau should be added while stirring. nighttime cooling (I like to chill mine for 24 hours for optimal fruit-infused flavor).
- Serve in ice-filled cups.
*Use 1/4 cup Cointreau for sangria that is less boozy.