Sangría is a Spanish refreshing drink, with very simple recipe. It is a combination of wine and fruit, to which can be added strong drinks, fruit juice, sparkling water, ice, mint… There is a black and white version of Sangria, and I recently made black Sangria, with red wine. I chose a semi-sweet wine, and wines with a fruity touch go well with this drink.
Sangría must be prepared the day before, and is great for larger parties and summer gatherings. You can put any fruit you like and from strong drinks you can go with cherry brandy, amaretto… Sangria can be modified according to all tastes, so everyone will find the recipe that suits them best. Until you gather a little practice, try my recipe for Sangria. It is also important to note that my Sangria was not very sweet because it does not suit me (not refreshing), so if you like sweet, add more sugar.
- 2 liters of red wine
- half a liter of sparkling water
- half a liter of orange juice (squeezed or purchased)
- 125 g of currant
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 dcl of cherry brandy
- squeezed juice of 1 lime
- 1 lime sliced
- 10 cherries
- 2 apples
- 2 peaches
- fresh mint
- ice cube tray
- large container of about 4 l
- Keep in mind that Sangria should be made the day before, and you must also prepare the ice.
- Put the mint leaves in an ice cube tray, pour the water and place in the freezer. You will put the ice in Sangria just before serving it.
- In a large bowl (about 4 l) first put the washed currants, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar and pour 2 dcl of cherry brandy (or other drink).
- Leave in the fridge for an hour for the currants to absorb it all, then pour 2 l of red wine into a bowl and mix everything well.
- Wash the apples and peaches and cut them into small cubes and add to the wine.
- Wash the cherries (I removed pit, but it is not necessary), and also put them in a bowl.
- Then add the squeezed lime juice and half a liter of orange juice.
- Once again, mix everything well, cover and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Before serving, add half a liter of sprinkling water, ice with mint, and thinly sliced lime to Sangrija.
- Put a big soup spoon in a bowl with Sangria, so guests can pour it into glasses.
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