Red & White Sangria

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Sangria is a great way to use your left over open bottles of wine and any fruit that you are not sure you’ll be able to consume before you’ll have to throw them in the compost pile. Sangria is most popular in Spain and Portugal and is often prepared with red wine, chopped fruit, a type of sweetener, and a small amount of brandy. Your sangrias can vary through out the year due to the availability of seasonal fruits such as pomegranates and different types of oranges such as Cara Caras (which are beautifully sweet right now). You can experiment by mix and matching different fruits and wine. The fun part starts with the taste testing!

Fruit for sangria
Get creative with your sangria and don’t be afraid to try new fruits based on whatever season it is.

There is a common thought that sangria is only really good for spring and summer grill outs. But this popular adult beverage is the perfect way to quench the thirst of all your guests, no matter what time of the year. Not to mention, everyone will get a nice buzz going!

Red Sangria

Our first recipe is our take on a classic red wine sangria. We incorporate traditional sangria fruits such as apples and oranges, as well as add in a few of our favorite berries to really crank up the flavor. We top it off with some fizzy soda which gives it an extra special twist.

 

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Red Sangria

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Erasmo Casiano

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Red Wine Medium to Full Bodied
  • 2 ounces Brandy Optional
  • 1 cup Strawberry Puree Housemade or Store bought RaviFruit Brand
  • 1 each Granny Smith Apple Thinly sliced
  • 1 each Cara Clara Orange (seasonal) Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries* Cut into quaters
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries* *If you can't find sweet strawberries
  • 11 ounces Blood Orange Soda Such as San Pelligrino Aranciata Rosso

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the Blood Orange Soda into a large pitcher

  2. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours (preferably overnight; this lets the fruit and wine get to know each other!)

  3. 30 minutes prior to serving, add the Blood Orange Soda and serve over ice and garnish with sangria fruit

  4. Enjoy!

 

 

White Sangria

For those of you that prefer white wine, fear not! White sangria is just as tasty and delicious as its red sibling. In fact, if you have never been a big fan of white wine, this white wine sangria recipe might just make you rethink that position.

 

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White Sangria

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Erasmo Casiano

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle White Wine Dry
  • 2 ounces Vodka Optional
  • 1 cup Peach Puree Housemade or Store bought RaviFruit Brand
  • 1 each Fuji Apple Thinly sliced
  • 1 each Lime Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries Cut into quarters
  • 11 ounces Lemon Soda San Pellegrino Limonata
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Seeds (seasonal)
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries (seasonal)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the Lemon Soda, Pomegranate and/or Blueberries into a large pitcher

  2. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours (preferably overnight; this lets the fruit and wine get to know each other!)

  3. 30 minutes prior to serving, add Lemon Soda and serve over ice and garnish with sangria fruit and Pomegranate seeds or Blueberries (This adds a beautiful pop of color)

  4. Enjoy!

 

Remember, sangrias are about having fun with ingredients and wine. Want to take these sangrias to another level? Add a sprig of rosemary to the red sangria and fresh mint leaves to your white sangria. This will add a bit of freshness that helps cleanse the palette and make your taste buds beg for another sip. Enjoy!

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