Easy Spanish Sangria

In Spain, sangria isn't fruit salad. It's a simple, summery way to turn ordinary wine into something special. This...
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In Spain, sangria isn't fruit salad. It's a simple, summery way to turn ordinary wine into something special. This is a typical Spanish recipe (though in Spain, lemon juice might take the place of lime).

8
Servings
96
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Use Rioja crianza or other young Spanish red wine. Blueberries or stemmed and quartered strawberries are optional.

Ingredients

  • Valencia oranges
  • 1  Dash of  juice of full lime
  • 1/2  Cup  blueberries or stemmed and quartered strawberries (optional)
  • 1/4  Cup  superfine sugar
  • 3  Liters  Rioja crianza
  • 3/4  Cups  Spanish brandy
  • 1/4  Cup  triple sec

Directions

Cut the Valencia oranges into 8 thick lengthwise slices. Use the juice of one lime Toss the oranges, lime juice, blueberries or strawberries (if using), and sugar together in a bowl and let them macerate for 30 minutes. Transfer the fruit to a 3-quart pitcher and pour in the red wine, brandy, and triple sec. Stir well, then add enough ice to fill the pitcher almost full. Serve in wine glasses or tumblers, making sure each serving has a few pieces of fruit.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
68mg
10%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
58mg
4%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Easy Spanish Shopping Tip

Spanish cuisine often uses less than ordinary ingredients like Spanish paprika, Spanish wine, and saffron. Be sure to have these on-hand before concocting your Spanish dishes.

Easy Spanish Cooking Tip

Saffron is used for both color and flavor. Use the threads if you want colors, and use ground saffron threads if you are using for flavor.