The Best Sangria Recipe

When buying wine for sangria, go for lower-quality bottles: a magnum of Charles Shaw cabernet sauvignon will do you just...
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When buying wine for sangria, go for lower-quality bottles: a magnum of Charles Shaw cabernet sauvignon will do you just fine for sangria purposes, and you don’t want to waste the flavors of a high-quality bottle of red by splashing a bunch of fruit and brandy in it.

Ingredients

  • 1 magnum bottle of cheap red wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Slices of 1 orange
  • Slices of 1 apple
  • Slices of 1 peach
  • Rounds of 1 lime
  • A few strawberries, sliced
  • A handful of blackberries

Directions

Stir ingredients together in a container that can seal tightly. Let stand for 24 hours, then serve.

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.