Drink Europe Recipes

RECIPE: Classic Sangria

I’ve gone through a lot of Sangria Recipes and this is by far my favorite. Heating the wine is crucial for creating a slightly sweater drink, that is positively delicious.

Classic Sangria
1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 unpeeled lemon, sliced
1/2 unpeeled large navel orange, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur

  • Put wine, juice, and fruit slices in a heatproof pitcher. Bring sugar, water, brandy, and Cointreau just to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then pour into pitcher. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 24.

Serve over ice- makes 8 drinks.

Recipe curtesy of Epicurious via Classic Sangria Recipe.