Time to dispel a major myth about Sangria: soaking the fruit does nothing for the taste. You can mix the booze, drop in the chopped fruit, stir, and serve the drink immediately— with no one the wiser.
Does eating the pieces of fruit while drinking sangria taste good? Sure. Does the fruit soak up the alcohol if it sits longer? Probably. Does it enhance the presentation? Absolutely. But consider the convenience of being able to whip up a fantastic batch up Sangria in mere minutes. To those who resist the idea of a no-soak Sangria, we say: when in doubt, just try it without.View Recipe