Would You Like Some ... Sangria?

I just met an internet friend for the first time, over a mug of wonderful homemade sangria, and think it’s the perfect share for this week :).  I made some for our BBQ a few weeks ago too, and was glad to have some leftovers to stash in the fridge … it only gets better with age!  

Sangria

  • 3 cups dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups carbonated lemon-lime beverage (such as 7-UP)
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 8 lime slices
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 8 orange slices
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau liqueur or orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Other fruits are great additions also, like apples, strawberries, watermelon, peaches … just make sure it’s not something that will completely turn to mush (or you should puree it first).  There’s lots of room for creativity, and if you want to tone it down then skip the brandy/liqueur but it’s pretty tasty with it :).  Fruity wines are good bases too, but will make it a bit sweeter … this version isn’t too sweet which I like.

Mix and chill, serve over ice and garnish with more lemon/lime slices.  Enjoy!

Sourced from food.com here.