Sangria is a type of wine punch which can be made by either using a pre-prepared sangria mix or an easy-to-follow sangria recipe. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for preparing sangria.
Sangria is a wine fruit punch which originates from Spain and Portugal. Red wine sangria is traditional but it is possible to make a white wine sangria. Sangria has been enjoyed since the Middle Ages from people from all walks of life. Easy to make It can be created using very inexpensive wines and few ingredients. You do not need to be a professional chef nor do you need to know how to make wine in order to make a good homemade sangria!
You Will Need
Sangria Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 Sangria Pitcher (or 2 Litre jug)
1 Sangria Glass (or normal wine glass)
2 750ml bottles of a young light red wine (for genuine Spanish sangria, try a Rey Viejo Tinto)
2 cups of orange juice
1 glass of dark rum (150ml or to taste)
8 tablespoons white sugar
2-3 cans of lemonade (500ml - 1L depending on personal preference) How To Make Sangria
1. Chop the fruit and add it to your sangria pitcher.
2. Add sugar and rum.
3. Pour in the lemonade. Doing this first will make sure that it will not bubble up and make a mess.
4. Pour in the red wine. Useful tips The best sangria recipe is the one that you've refined to your exact liking. Use this method as a guide but your own personal sangria drink will evolve over time. There are many easy wine recipes but this is perhaps the best for a warm sunny day or a BBQ with friends. Start by adjusting the sugar and rum before playing around with individual fruits and perhaps adding different spirits. You will soon develop your own perfect sangria punch.
The traditional way to serve sangria is in a lipped sangria pitcher with a wooden spoon. As you pour sangria into your glass, the fruit will get caught on the lip so it doesn't splash. Use the wooden spoon to add a little fruit, thus giving an authentic finish to each glass.
The classic variation is to make a fruity white wine sangria. Use exactly the same ingredients but substitute dark for white rum, red for white wine and the lemonade for ginger ale. Be sure to chill before serving. A white sangria recipe is an ideal base for peach sangria as the lighter taste combined with the chilled white wine gives a delightful summer drink. To make this, simply replace the apples with peaches and enjoy!