Fruity Red Sangria is a delicious red wine cocktail with some liqueur and fresh fruit added. If you don't go for straight up wine, or you get a bottle of red that you don't like, make some Sangria! My Fruity Red Sangria recipe is amazing! It's a little boozy, a lot fruity, and the citrus gives it a pleasant sharpness. You won't lose all of the wine taste, as it all blends together perfectly.
Fruity Red Sangria
First of all, I would like to thank Spain for the Sangria. What a treat! Summer is the best time for Sangria, in my opinion. With that being said, I won't turn it down if offered to me any other time of the year!
I have made this Fruity Red Sangria with different wines and different combinations of liqueurs and fruits. This version is my personal favorite. It is so delicious, and so versatile.
Some Tips for a great Sangria
- I think the two "must haves" for this Fruity Red Sangria, besides wine, are the brandy (or you could use rum) and the Triple Sec (or any orange liqueur), as well as the citrus.
- If you don't have the Chambord® (raspberry liqueur. SO GOOD) you can skip it and it will taste a little less like berry. Use twice the grenadine instead, or skip the grenadine and use twice the Chambord®.
- Add fresh fruit to amp up the flavor. Use the fruit you have. I highly recommend the citrus and apples, but use what you have.
- Sometimes I use ripe peach slices (you can also use frozen). Blueberries are ripe on the bushes right now, so I picked some and tossed them in. I also had some frozen blueberries to use up, and they are often sweeter than fresh, so I threw in some of those as well.
Please share this sangria with other people. I say that because this, to me, is a drink that is meant for a group. It is best when shared. Though I feel like I could drink the whole pitcher by myself (haha, before realizing what a bad idea that is).
I've come close, but sharing this with friends has saved me a headache the next morning! Plus, what's better than a group of friends sharing a fantastic adult beverage together?
Sangria is one of those drinks that evokes thoughts of sunny days and great memory-making conversations, punctuated with lots of laughter.
Grab your favorite appetizers (The Spanish call them Tapas) to go with this Fruity Red Sangria, and call the girls (or guys. Paul and Bryen like this recipe)! You can make it way ahead. Viva España!
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- 1 Bottle of red wine Spanish wine is the authentic, but I use what I have.
- ¼ Cup Fine Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Raspberry Liqueur I like Chambord®
- 1 Tbsp Grenadine
- 3 Tbsp Triple Sec or other orange liquor
- ½ Cup Brandy
- Juice of ½ Lemon
- Juice of ½ Lime
- 1 Cup Orange Juice No pulp
- 1 Can Lemon Lime Soda
- ½ Lemon thinly sliced
- ½ Lime thinly sliced
- ½ Orange thinly sliced
- ½ Apple Cut in half lengthwise, and thinly sliced
- ½ Cup Frozen Blueberries or fresh, or both.
Mix all ingredients except fruit slices and berries in a pitcher and stir well to dissolve sugar.
Add the fruit and stir.
Chill for a couple of hours and serve cold.
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