Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tasteworthy Tuesday: Sangria

Sangria is my favorite summer beverage. Aw hell, forget summer, I drink it all year long but for some reason only think of making my own in the summer. This sangria recipe is wicked. By wicked I mean both wicked good and wicked strong. It's one of those drinks that goes down easy and creeps up on you slowly. It's delicious, I promise you, but if you'd prefer your guests not linger too long I would serve over a bit of ice and topped with club soda.

Serves 10 - 12 (approximate)


2 liters of dry red wine
1 c. brandy
1 c. triple sec
1 1/4 c. orange juice
2/3 c. frozen lemonade concentrate
1/4 - 1/2 c. sugar (optional)
2 oranges cut in chunks or slices
1 apple cut into chunks
club soda (optional but recommended)


Instructions for this one are easy. Add all ingredients to pitcher and stir. The longer the ingredients have a chance to meld the better so this is a recipe you can make the night before and have chilling in the fridge ready for when guests arrive.

*Important note: The club soda does not go in the sangira when you are preparing. It should be added to the individual glasses.

Update: Looking for a recipe for white sangria? Check out Stephanie Levy's blog.

Photo Credit: We Heart Food

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  1. Another tasty sounding Sangria recipe to add to my collection! I love Sangria and could drink it all summer long! The lemonade concentrate sounds interesting.

  2. This sounds wonderful :) I also have a white sangria recipe on my blog, come check it out when you have a chance!