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