We hosted a Sangria Sunday the other day to celebrate the long, sunny days here in Southern California. Along with a barbecue meal we made some sangrias for the warm evening. So today I am sharing a lovely Sangria Recipe! In fact, I am sharing two – a red sangria recipe with blackberries and strawberries and a lovely white sangria recipe made with fresj mangos and peaches.
Sangria is made from wine, fruit, juices, soda, and liquor. What is really fun is that you can try different wine/fruit/liquor combinations to create many different flavors of sangria. They are made with fresh fruit and if you are like me, you will love all the different possible sangria ingredient combinations.
Sangria is wonderful for a brunch, lunch or summer dinner drink. One of the most important things to remember when making sangria, is to allow time to chill overnight. There is a big difference if you make sangria overnight versus a few hours before serving.
This gives a chance for the fruit to soak up the wine, while adding flavor to the wine mixture.
If you want to make your beverage non-alcoholic, you can use purple or white grape juice in place of the wine, although technically, it will not be sangria, but a wonderful fruity drink.
Here are two great recipes. One is for a red sangria and the other, white.
Very Berry Sangria
2 bottles red wine
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/4 cup raspberry wine
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup strawberries
splash of ginger ale
Mix ingredients into a pitcher. How much is a splash? Maybe about 1/4 cup. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Serve chilled with a ladle so that you can serve with fruit in the glass.
This mango and peach sangria is one of my favorites!
2 bottles white wine
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup sliced peaches (frozen ok)
1 cup diced mangos
1/2 cup sliced orange segments
splash of ginger ale
splash of Grand Marnier
Mix first 5 ingredients in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add a splash of ginger ale and Grand Marnier to pitcher before serving.
I meant to make cute little signs for the sangria flavors, but we got busy and ended up writing with a sharpie on paper towels. Sometimes you just have to go with simple.
What fruit would you put in your sangria? Who is ready for a glass with me?