Red Wine Sangria Recipe
This week I am sure many of us are planning ahead to 4th of July cookouts and celebrations. And if you enjoy a refreshing adult beverage you will definitely want to check this Red Wine Sangria Recipe out.
I first made my own red wine sangria about 4 years ago when were having a big backyard cookout. It was a huge hit! But since we moved in the last 3 years and I am less than organized, of course when it came time to make something for our family cookout this May I couldn’t find the recipe.
I really wanted to make the same red wine sangria I had made then and I knew it had brandy and triple sec in it. So I went to my new favorite place to find inspiration, Pinterest, and searched.
There are a lot of different ways to make sangria but this recipe I found from The Recipe Girl seemed as close to what I had made before as any of them. I changed it up a little according to how I remember making it and doubled it for a large crowd.
Definitely let it chill overnight if you can! I think it makes all the difference. I like that this is not too sweet but yet refreshing and it isn’t too heavy for those hot summer get togethers.
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- 4 Large Oranges, Washed; Two Sliced, Two Juiced (reserve some of the orange slices as garnish)
- 2 Lemons, Washed and Sliced
- 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Triple Sec
- 1/2 Cup Brandy
- 2 – 750ml Bottles Inexpensive Red Wine (I used Yellow Tail Sweet Red)
- 1 Liter Bottle Sparkling Water, Chilled
- Add sliced orange,lemon and sugar to large pitcher; mash gently with wooden spoon until fruit releases some juice, but is not totally crushed, and sugar dissolves, about 1 minute.
- Stir in orange juice, Triple Sec, brandy and wine; refrigerate for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight with a min of 8 hours.
- Before serving add the sparkling water and stir. Pour over ice and add sliced oranges as garnish on glasses if desired.