Today, we are going to make an awesome Sangria as part of our Sangria series! This easy Sangria recipe stays true to the heritage of the drink on our quest to make the perfect Sangria. Even though Sangria was first introduced to the American masses at the 1964 World Fair in New York, it has a history and heritage that goes back much further than that. We are going to celebrate that heritage by making a traditional drink and giving you, our fabulous readers, an easy Sangria recipe. Go straight to the recipe.
What is Sangria?
Sangria is a wine product that is sweetened and has fruits added. Typically, it is red wine, but it can be other varieties. Often, the wine is fortified and we are going to do the same for our easy Sangria recipe.
Spain and Sangria
Traditionally, Sangria is a product native of Spain, but really can be made anywhere. Although there are some rules in the European Union about the naming of the item, as I showed in our post on the history of Sangria.
Wine In Our Easy Sangria Recipe
Leave the fancy wine for another day and pick up a bottle of the cheap stuff. Really, I think any red will do, but we found that merlot tasted the best for us. Our wine of choice was Barefoot Merlot and it is great because it is reasonably priced and perfect for our needs. We are going to be doctoring this wine up and making it something a bit more beautiful.
Fruit In This Drink
Sangria is very forgiving on the kinds and amount of fruit that you use for your drink. This easy sangria recipe keeps it simple. One orange, one apple, and one lemon. This gives the zing and zest of flavor that I look for in a Sangria and is available to anybody, any time of the year. And even though Sangria really is a Summer drink, I think we can make it any time of the year.
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This is an easy Sangria recipe that just takes a little bit of time and a couple of fruits. Enjoy this beautiful drink on a hot summer day or on your next grill out.
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brandy
- 1 orange, loosely chopped
- 1 apple, cored and loosely chopped
- 1 lemon, loosely chopped
- 750ml bottle of merlot
- Add ½ cup sugar and brandy to pitcher. Stir.
- Add in each of the fruits and mix after adding each one.
- Add wine, stir
- Place in fridge for at least 6 hours