Now that this weather is officially summer season can you recommend a killer red sangria recipe? Money is not an object we want the real deal. South of the Border Sally
Dear South of the Border Sally
Now we're talking! Here's a mouth watering recipe that everyone's sure to love. - And you'd be surprised, but delicious doesn't always mean expensive!
- 1 bottle Burgundy (your choice of brand/vintage)
- 1 bottle Rose
- 1 can Pineapple Juice
- 1 can Hawaiian Punch
- Lots of chopped fruit (apples, oranges, lemons, limes and berries)...
Whatever wine you choose is up to you. The inexpensive stuff seems to do the trick, but if you like fancy wine, you'll have a fancier sangria! I really don't know exact measurements, so aim for the final pitcher to be comprised of about half wine, half juice. If you are making Sangria for a big party, double the recipe for each pitcher, (or you can get away with adding another 1/2 bottle of wine and 2 tbs. sugar to this recipe for an additional 3 servings).
Make sure you use a high quality pineapple juice like Dole or del Monte. The cheaper store brands often taste bitter. And how about the Hawaiian Punch, huh? Don't knock it till you've tried it. You can either spend all day concocting the right balance of mango, passion fruits, etc...with sweetener, or, just grab the good ole trusty can and call it a day!
Mix all 4 liquid ingredients together first and then add the fruit. The berries are a pretty touch if you are serving in stemmed glassware, so don't forget that presentation is part of it! Cut the apples, lemons and limes into thin wedges. The same goes for the oranges, but remove the membranes first. Salud!