With roots from Spain, it’s hard to believe that Sangria may have been first tasted here in the U.S. at the World’s Fair in New York City in 1964.
While I didn’t have my first alcoholic beverage until I was 17 years old (and it was a wine cooler popular at the time), this sangria recipe is easy to prepare and omits the brandy commonly found in other recipes.
Either way I think you’ll agree sangria really cools down hot summer days.
foodie tips ~
♥ Best enjoyed fresh.
♥ On the next go of this, I’m trying the brandy. To taste my options. :)
1 tablespoon | sugar
1 bottle | spanish red wine, chilled
to chill | ice cubes
12 ounces | carbonated water
to garnish | spirals of lemon peel
to garnish | orange slices
ii. what to do
1. Put the sugar in a large pitcher.
2. Add wine, ice cubes and carbonated water.
3. Drop in lemon peels and orange wedges; stir.
4. Pour into serving glasses and enjoy!
Yields: 1½ Quarts
Put a twinkle in *their eyes* by making a batch of this fall flavor favorite (a “flavorite?”).
2 trays (24 cubes) | cranberry ice cubes, see below
24 | lemon slices
2 ice cube trays (about 1-2 cups) | cranberry juice cocktail
28 ounces | orange flavored carbonated beverage, chilled
28 ounces| carbonated water, chilled
to garnish | fresh mint
ii. what to do
1. To make the special ice cubes, put a lemon slice in each section of an ice-cube tray and fill with cranberry juice cocktail. Freeze overnight.
2. Mix the beverages just before serving and serve over the cranberry ice cubes in a punch bowl or large pitcher.
3. Top with mint sprigs, if desired.
Raise your arms in the air… you’re done!
Foodie Tips ~
♥ 1. Want to put a twinkle in their smile? Toss in some Vodka when nobody’s looking!
♥ 2. Repeat tip #1.
♥ 3. The Sangria recipe below? An extra bonus for you! It’s just between us.