Cocktail Recipe: Sangria
Sangria has its roots in Spain, where it has been a popular drink for centuries. The word “sangria” actually comes from the Spanish word for “bleeding,” referring to the deep red color of the wine used in the drink. The exact origins of sangria are unknown, but it is believed to have originated in the southern region of Spain, where wine was plentiful and fruit was abundant.
Sangria is a timeless classic cocktail perfect for sharing with friends or family. This particular recipe is a beautiful balance of fruity, citrusy and boozy flavors that will delight your palate. The combination of red wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, and club soda creates a delightful complexity that makes it an all-time favorite.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup sliced oranges
- 1/2 cup sliced lemons
- 4 tbsp sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup club soda
Combine the red wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the sliced fruit and the jam to the pitcher and stir to combine. Chill the sangria in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
Just before serving, add the club soda to the pitcher and stir gently. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and fruit slices.
Sangria is a versatile drink that can be made with any type of wine and various fruits. This recipe calls for red wine, but you can also use white, rose, or sparkling wine. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits and juices to create your perfect sangria.