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You would think with the over 200 bottles of red wine I have in my house I would be making red wine sangria all the time. But I don’t. I don’t know why I don’t. I think because I have myself convinced I don’t like it. But, the truth is, I have to find the right combination of flavors. This easy red wine sangria recipe is getting me closer to a red wine sangria fan.
The biggest debate for me was what red wine should I choose. So, I went with a grenache. Honestly, any dry wine will be fine. I had a bottle of Grenache that had been in one of my recent wine club shipments from V. Sattui.
Easy Red Wine Sangria
Start by chopping up a small apple and slicing an orange. I left the peel on both the apple and the orange. Toss them in a a pitcher. To the pitcher add brown sugar, brandy, triple sec and a splash of orange juice. Muddle the orange a bit and stir the fruit and booze to dissolve the brown sugar. Pour a bottle of red wine over top.
Now, if you don’t like the sweetness, omit the sugar. I have this internal debate about putting sugar in dry red wine. I just struggle with it, but I went ahead and did it for this recipe just to see how it turned out.
Put in the fridge and let the flavors meld together. It soon will be perfection. I let me chill for 3-4 hours. I think you could definitely make this red wine sangria in the morning and drink it the same evening. It will be good and cold by then.
Go ahead and make a pitcher of this easy red wine sangria. Let me know if you are a put sugar in sangria type of person or not!
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 apple diced
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1, 750 ml bottle of dry red wine
In a pitcher, combine orange slices, apple, brandy, triple sec, orange juice and brown sugar.
Muddle the combination together till brown sugar is dissolved.
Pour red wine over the mixture, stirring to combine.
Chill for 2-4 hours before serving.