I love Sangria. And there are so many different ways to make it that when I first started looking up recipes, I got very overwhelmed. But then I realized that this was a great opportunity for me to try to make my own recipe.
I’ve had this blog for a while now, but still have yet to create my own recipe. Like really, my own, not a rip-off of someone else’s with a change here and there depending on what’s in my pantry. So I decided to take my first attempt at recipe creation with something I know and love so well. And I’m happy to say, it turned out even better than I expected!
Melanie’s Magical Sangria
1 750 mL bottle of red wine (I used Pinot Noir)
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 cup flavored sparkling water (I used Raspberry Lime)
1 cup pre-mixed Country Time pink lemonade
Pinch of sugar
First, pour the bottle of wine into a pitcher. Then, juice 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange into the pitcher with the wine. Add the remaining liquid ingredients (Triple Sec, sparkling water and lemonade) and a pinch of sugar, and stir with a wooden spoon.
Next, slice the remaining lemon, lime and orange into thin circular slices. Depending on the size of the fruit, you may need to slice the rounds in half. Add the fruit slices and raspberries to the pitcher, and stir again.
Cover and refrigerate Sangria for at least 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. For best results, let it sit overnight. The more the fruit absorbs the wine and the flavors mix, the better the Sangria will taste.
Pour over ice into wine glasses and enjoy!
I especially loved the addition of the raspberries, because my favorite part about Sangria is eating the wine-soaked fruit at the end… and the raspberries made a really tasty finisher!
My next attempt will be a white Sangria. I’m tentatively thinking strawberries, raspberries, citrus and apple… suggestions are welcome!
Have you ever made your own Sangria? If so, what did you put into it and how did it turn out?
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