Red Spring Sangria Recipe

Red Spring Sangria Recipe
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Dean Sheremet

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A festive warm weather cocktail that is easy to make (and even better to drink). — Allison Beck

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 sliced thin
  • 3 oranges, cut into quarter moons
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced into half moons
  • ¾ cup caster or superfine sugar
  • 3 bottle of inexpensive red wine (I like Rioja or Tempranillo)
  • 1 ½ cups brandy
  • ½ cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 ½ liters of sparkling water or seltzer
  • Ice

Directions

Combine fruit and sugar in a large bowl and allow it to sit (or macerate) for about 10 minutes. Add wine and liqueurs, stir, and let it sit overnight for the best flavor infusion.

Add the seltzer water, in batches, to achieve your preferred amount of fizziness, just before serving (it shouldn’t feel bubbly like Champagne, just nice, crisp, and refreshing). Serve in wine glasses or Collins glasses, with ice.

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.