It’s almost summertime – that means it’s SANGRIA time!
My favorite summer drink is Sangria. The mix of wine and fruit juices makes a refreshing and relaxing summer beverage. There is always some in my fridge, so I’m always ready to entertain friends who drop by or have a glass with my husband after a long day. It’s easy to make and it lasts about two weeks in the fridge. It’s also very cheap to make; no need to use expensive wine, the cheaper the better!
I have no shame in saying this – I have the BEST EVER Sangria recipe! It has been developed after many years of trial and error (lucky me!) and my friends were always willing to be my Guinea pigs (lucky them!). It was hard work perfecting this recipe, but somebody had to do it!
This Sangria has a full-bodied flavor with lots of undertones and depth. I think it’s because of the secret ingredient – Blackberry wine! Don’t turn your nose up – it really makes a difference. The blackberry gives it a depth of flavor that you don’t get with other recipes. (Thanks Eldra!) I’m salivating just thinking about it!
I’m willing to share my recipe on one condition….. When you make it, you must INVITE ME OVER!
The BEST EVER Sangria
1 cup Brandy
1 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 can of frozen limeade concentrate
2/3 cup orange juice
3/4 cup (or to taste) simple syrup
1 bottle Blackberry Wine
1 bottle Pinot Noir (cheap)
8 maraschino cherries
All the ingredients you will need to make sangria.
Sangria is easy to make.
After assembling all your ingredients, it’s just a matter of mixing the wines and the juices.
This is the secret ingredient. It really takes this recipe up a notch!
DO NOT use expensive ingredients. It doesn’t taste any better – it’s just more expensive.
I always peel my fruit. It develops a bitter taste if not consumed immediately. No problem, right?
Feel free to add in other fruits. I usually add blackberries and blueberries – the more the better!
Now you are ready for your back yard soiree. CHEERS!
This is a great “make ahead” drink for large gatherings.
If you are making it for a party, you can make the base (all ingredients except the wines) in a container, then combine the wines and the base in the serving container as needed; that way it doesn’t take so much storage space.
- This is a great “make ahead” drink for large gatherings.
- If you are making it for a party, you can make the base (all ingredients except the wines) in a container, then combine the wines and the base in the serving container as needed. That way it doesn’t take so much storage space.