Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink that dates back to the Middle Ages. The word “sangria” comes from the Spanish word “sangre,” which means “blood.” This is likely because of the drink’s red color.
Originally, sangria was made with red wine, fruit, and brandy, and it was typically served during the hot summer months. Over time, different variations of sangria were created, including white sangria made with white wine, and sangria with added fruit juices and other spirits.
Today, sangria is enjoyed in many parts of the world, especially in Spain and Latin America, and is a popular party drink that can be customized to suit different tastes and preferences.
This alcohol sangria is made from red wine, brandy, and orange liqueur. Traditionally, this drink is complemented with fruits.
- Dry red wine – 1 bottle
- Brandy – 50 ml.
- Orange liqueur – 50 ml.
- Sugar – 2 tbs.
- Orange – 2 slices
- Green apple – 1 slice
- Sparkling mineral water – 300 ml.
How to make red Sangria
Step 1. Cut the fruit slices into several pieces. In a pitcher, mix the wine, brandy, liqueur, and sugar. Add the fruits to the pitcher and place the drink in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
Step 2. Before serving, add the sparkling mineral water to the drink and mix well.
Tips to help you make the perfect sangria with red wine
- Choose a good quality dry red wine that you enjoy drinking on its own.
- Use fresh fruits for the best flavor. You can also add other fruits like strawberries, peaches, or grapes to the mix.
- Make sure to chill the sangria for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend together.
- For a sweeter sangria, add more sugar or use a sweeter wine. Alternatively, you can use a sugar substitute like honey or agave syrup.
- If you prefer a stronger sangria, increase the amount of brandy or liqueur used in the recipe.
- Top the sangria with a splash of soda water or lemon-lime soda for some extra fizz.