Next time you're in a bind over what to serve at your impromptu grill-out, don't fret — just serve sangria. It's easy to make in advance, calls for ingredients you likely already have on hand, and accommodates anywhere from one to 100. Best of all, everyone — college kids, parents, men, and women alike — gravitate towards it (don't be surprised if your guests fly through those pitchers you made ahead of time).
To see the easy red sangria recipe, keep reading.
This recipe works best with an off-dry wine that has notes of vanilla and clove, such as Lamatum's Ribera del Duero Crianza from Spain.
750-ml bottle red wine
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup brandy
1 apple, chopped
1 orange, chopped into bite-size pieces (peel on)
1 lemon, chopped into bite-size pieces (peel on)
1/2 cup club soda
In a carafe or pitcher, combine the wine with orange juice, brandy, and chopped fruit; cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. Just before serving, top with club soda and serve over ice.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- Serves 4-6