I've read that sangria originated in Spain and Portugal,
which makes sense. It traditionally contains wine, fruit, and liquor.
Well, in this case I am not one to break with tradition. I have found
out, however, that it is not something that can just be thrown
together. Also, the addition of sugar is necessary to bring all the
• 1 lemon, thinly sliced
• 1 orange, thinly sliced
• ¼ cup superfine sugar
• ½ cup of a good orange-flavored liqueur, like Triple-Sec or Gran
• ½ gallon red Burgundy wine (I use red moscata, it's lighter in taste)
• ½ cup of a good brandy or cognac, like Paul Masson or Hennessy
• 1 quart club soda
You will need a large glass container with a lid that seals. (for storage)
1. In the glass container, layer the citrus slices and the sugar; slowly pour in
the orange liqueur and red wine. Gently stir the mixture several times and
refrigerate a few hours or even better, overnight.
2. Add the brandy; continue chilling until ready to serve. Add ice to the
serving glasses; pour the sangria over the ice.
• You can also add lime, apple, cherries or pineapple.
• Glass cups are a great way to serve sangria on a buffet. Wine glasses
works well too.
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