Basic Sangria Recipe

Basic Sangria Recipe
Staff Writer

Sangria comes in many variations, but the base ingredients are the same. Adjust this basic recipe to create a unique creation for a fun Memorial Day party game.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 2 bottles of light red or white wine
  • 1 large bottle of sparkling water, tonic, or soda
  • Mixture of sliced sweet and tart fruit
  • Ice

Directions

Mix the ingredients in a large container and chill, or add ice cubes.

Serve in wine glass, being sure each glass gets some pieces of fruit.

Sangria Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Sangria Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.