Thursday, March 31, 2011

 Last weekend I channeled my Hispanic side and made homemade Sangria with my Aunt who was visiting from Charleston, SC.  My sister Katie was having all of us over for dinner for some Peruvian Arroz con Pollo and we thought Sangria would be the perfect complement to the meal!  My Aunt recently had Sangria for the first time in Europe, and she was eager to try some again.  This recipe was superb!  Not only was it simple to make, it encompassed everything Sangria is supposed to be: light, fruity, and refreshing. Between the Sangria, the meal, and of course the company, it was a delightful evening.  To give you some background Katie isn't the best cook (once she put a whole cup of salt in a recipe) but she surely redeemed herself with this meal.  It was sooooo delicious and one day I'll have to steal the recipe from her to share it with all of you.


1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
1/3 cup orange juice
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup triple sec
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup white sugar (to taste)
8 maraschino cherries
2 cups carbonated water

In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, and sugar. Float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. For a fizzy sangria, add club soda just before serving. 

Note: I recommend doubling the recipe.  The pitcher will be empty before you know it!


Pia said...

Mmmh, Sangria. So yum.

Claudia Moser said...

The brandy part is new for me. We do it only based on red wine!

Carla McCarthy said...

Love Sangria. it's very popular in Brazil! But now I'm copying the recipe! Thanks for sharing! beijosss

have a great weekend.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love sangria, looks delicious!

Dana @MyCherryPie said...

I have always wanted to make sangria! Sangria is my go-to drink in the summer time. Thanks for the recipe :)

Maycie After Five said...

Mmmmm...Arroz Con Pollo. Mmmmm....Sangria. Why wasn't I invited?! Kidding. Glad I discovered your blog.

fhenny said...

Sangria is amazing! thanks for sharing the recipe as well


Natalie said...

hey i really like yr blog! love the background! hope u'll check mine out too


Miyan said...

oooh1 ive always wanted a recipe for sangria. doubling the recipe is a must, it really does go fast! :)


Gawgus things... said...

Hmmm, I had a very unfortunate incident with Sangria when I was in Spain last...!!!

Bree said...

Gosh I love sangria. Just had some this weekend. Can't wait for summer so I can sit on a patio while enjoying it!

lauren said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Just discovered your blog (thanks for commenting on mine!) and I can't wait to follow you guys!

xoxo Lauren

My Style Canvas said...

Looks delightful. I'm a big fan of sangria. We served two tubs worth at my wedding.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

awesome, thanks for helping me tune into that "channel" too! love sangria. good to know the meal was a success and cheers to Katie on the big redeem. man alive, a whole cup of salt, just the thought of it makes my mouth pucker. haha ♥

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

making homemade sangria is on my spring to-do list! its such a delicious drink and perfect for sipping on a warm day! yours looks perfect!

Nicole Marie said...

yum! i'm gonna need to make this!

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