The Pefect Summer Drink: Sangria

I’m Spanish so I may be biased, but, man oh man, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cool glass of sangria. While most Spaniards have their own version of this drink, here’s a basic recipe to get you started! Check it out below!

The Pefect Summer Drink: Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Splash of orange juice or lemonade
  • 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
  • 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
  • 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
  • 4 Cups ginger ale
  • *Rum and vodka can be added to make this alcoholic.

Instructions

  1. Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

Notes

Recipe from About.com Wine.

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