Description EditThe blood-red color of this beverage inspired its name, which is derived from the Spanish word for blood. Sangria is made with red wine, fruit juices, soda water, fruit and sometimes liqueurs and Bandy or Cognac. Sangria blanco (white sangria) is made with white wine. Both are served cold over ice and make a refreshing cooler on a hot summer day.
- ⅞ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water (for sugar)
- ½ cup triple sec
- ⅓ cup brandy
- 2 large lemons
- 2 large orange or 3 small oranges
- 1 apple
- 1.5 l or 2 (750 ml.) bottles red wine
- ¾ cup ginger ale
- Refrigerate wine in advance.
- Add brandy/triple sec to a 2 liter pitcher.
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Add sugar mixture to pitcher.
- Thinly slice ½ of the lemon and ½ of an orange, leaving the ends for squeezing.
- Add to pitcher.
- Juice the remaining lemon and orange into pitcher.
- Dice apple and add to the wine.
- Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours or up to 2 days.
- Add ginger ale just before serving.
- Serve with ice.