The Sangria is basically a red wine punch flavored with fruit and brandy that was created in Spain. After it's introduction at the 1964 World's Fair this punch became popular in the US and is often found at parties.
There are many Sangria recipes that vary greatly in the extra flavors that are added to them. This is a basic Sangria, made with just a little brandy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 24 servings
- 2 ounces brandy
- 2- 750 ml bottles red wine
- 4 ounces simple syrup
- 3 ounces curaçao orange liqueur
- Juice of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 lemon or lime
- 32 ounces club soda
- 6 thinly sliced orange and lemon sections for garnish
- 1 thinly sliced fresh or brandied peach for garnish (optional)
- Pre-chill all ingredients (preferably overnight).
- Mix the red wine, curaçao, brandy, fruit juices and sugar syrup.
- Strain into a chilled punch bowl with an ice block or ring.
- Add the club soda.
- Garnish with the orange, lemon and peach slices.
Spanish Sangria recipe from About.com's Spanish Cuisine Guides, Lisa & Tony Sierra.
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