Sangria is the main drink that tourists associate with Spain. With a basis of red wine, lemonade and fruit you can find almost as many recipes for Sangria as there are people. This recipe is the one that we use. It is a refreshing drink to have on a warm day when having a BBQ with friends or even on a cold evening in front of the fire.
For approximately 1½ litres of Sangria
- 1 bottle of red wine
- brandy or bacardi or vodka
- Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- lemon, orange and apple
Into a punch bowl or a large jug pour 1 bottle of red wine and more or less the same amount of lemonade (in Spain they use gaseosa). The quantity of lemonade depends on your taste. Add a good amount of ice.
Wash the fruit well as you are going to being using the peel as well. Then slice up the citrus fruits, chop the apples and add to the mix.
You can stop at that if you want a light drink but if you want a zing add a shot of brandy, Bacardi or vodka and a shot of Grand Marnier or Cointreau. This is up to you and you may want to experiment with it to find what you like.
Spanish people often add a little sugar but again this depends on your taste, personally I think a little sugar enhances the flavour.