Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday Happy Hour – Sangria

Photo by TheCulinaryGeek
Sangria goes with summer. Sangria is what wine coolers wish they were - sweet, spicy, cold, fruity, and delicious. Don't go with the super cheap wine for this; a good dinner wine with some character will show in the final product.
  • A bottle of dark red wine - traditionally Rioja (Tempranillo); I like Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah as well as Tempranillo. Something dark and spicy.
  • 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 cup plain seltzer water
  • ice
Chill wine for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Combine everything but seltzer in a punchbowl or pitcher (recipe doubles easily) and stir until sugar is dissolved, then add seltzer and stir. Serve in cups, glasses, or whatever (and make sure everyone gets a piece of fruit).

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