Refreshing sangria in spring and summer months, oh what a joy! This recipe is my go-to cocktail for entertaining for a larger group of guests. Preparation it easy and can certainly be made in advance. The beautiful color, vibrant and bright, is stunning in a clear pitcher
garnished with your favorite delicious, seasonal fruits. This recipe is always a hit with guests served with Spanish tapas and traditional paella. Enjoy!
My Favorite Sangria
2 bottles of Spanish Rioja
½ cup Cointreau
2 oranges, one juiced, one sliced for garnish
1 green apple, diced
½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced
½ cup fresh blueberries
1 lemon, sliced
1 cinnamon stick, optional
Sweetener, optional or to taste
Sparkling water or champagne
In a large pitcher, add wine, Cointreau, orange juice, apple, strawberries, blueberries, lemon slices,
cinnamon stick. Add sweetener to taste.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
Serve over ice, topped with sparkling water or champagne. Garnish with an orange slice.
My Favorite Sangria
- 2 Bottles Spanish Rioja
- ½ Cup Cointreau
- 1 Green Apple Diced
- ½ Cup Stawberries Sliced
- ½ Cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Lemon Sliced
- 1 Cinnamon Stick Optional
- Sweetener Optional or to taste
- Sparkling water of champagne
- 2 Oranges One juiced and One Sliced
- 1. In a large pitcher, add wine, Cointreau, orange juice, apple, strawberries, blueberries, lemon slices, cinnamon stick. Add sweetener to taste.
- 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
- 3. Serve over ice, topped with sparkling water or champagne. Garnish with orange slices.
~ When selecting wines, I enjoy both red and white sangria. A Spanish red is traditional but try using a
Spanish rose for a lighter sangria.
~ Substitute an orange-flavored liqueur for the brandy. Cointreau, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier.
~ Fruit!! Ahhhh…so many fabulous options. Berries, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples,
peaches…shall I go on? I like to freeze my fruit selections as well.
~ Sweeteners. I prefer a less sweet cocktail option and there it quite a bit of natural sugar in this recipe. I
shy away from added sweeteners when I prepare as I use Cointreau and that’s enough sweetener for me.
You can add pure cane sugar, sugar substitutes, simple syrup, honey, light agave nectar.
~ The addition of a cinnamon stick is certainly optional but a traditional ingredient in Spain.
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I can’t wait to make this drink!
Let me know how you think!
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