Whether it’s made from red, white or even rosé it seems that everyone loves a little bit of sangria. Not only is this drink refreshing, but is filled with many tasty summer fruits which makes it seem good for you, right? Making your own sangria doesn’t have to be difficult – all you need is a punch bowl, some wine and add in your favourite fruits.
Red wine sangria recipe
2 (750ml) bottles of dry red wine (cabernet sauvignon or merlot are good options)
1 cup brandy
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup orange liqueur
Handful of strawberries, hulled and halved
3 oranges, thinly sliced
3 limes, thinly sliced
4 cups fresh arugula
1 can (375ml) lemon-lime soda
- Combine the wine, brandy, sugar plus the orange liqueur into a large punch bowl.
- Keep stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved, then add the arugula. Arugula is purely optional, so if you aren’t a fan of the flavour, then skip this step.
- Then just add in the strawberries, lime, thinly sliced lemon and orange pieces to the mixture. Make sure to lightly mull the fruit, this will allow the fruits natural juices to infuse the wine.
- Cover up the punch bowl with plastic wrap and pop it into the fridge for 2-3 hours. This will allow the flavours to completely mix together, then add ice before drinking.
White wine sangria recipe
White wine sangria isn’t uncommon; however it isn’t nearly as popular as its red counterpart. A refreshing beverage which is light and tasty when mixed with sweet summer fruits.
1.5L white wine
¾ cup peach pucker
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Handful of strawberries, sliced
1 green apple
1 can (375ml) lemonade
½ cup of ice
- Firstly pour the wine and the peach pucker into a glass pitcher. Mix until they have completely combined.
- Chop up the apple (making sure to remove the core) and add it into the mixture together with the strawberries, and lemon slices.
- Look at the label of the white wine, and try to stay in the same family of fruits. In this case, not many fruits were used so you can still taste the wine in its mostly original state.
- Pour in the lemonade – this will make the sangria sweet, and will also mesh well against the fruits. Pop the pitcher into the fridge for 2-2.5hrs.
- Add half a cup of ice before stirring with a wooden spoon, then serve.
Recipes and image via Gimme Some Oven, Mac and Molly