2 December 2019 | Raidis Estate
Red wine sangria
Looking for a summery cocktail to spice things up this Christmas?
Sangria is the perfect Spanish addition to the Christmas table and is easy to make in advance.
A crowd-pleasing Sangria recipe usually calls for a bottle of red wine.
What you’ll need:
1 x 750ml bottle of red wine
1 lemon (cut into wedges)
1 orange (cut into wedges)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 ounces of brandy
2 cups ginger ale or club soda
Optional: lemon wheels, orange wheels
Pour the wine into a pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange wedges into the wine.
Toss in the fruit wedges (try to remove seeds first, if possible) and add the sugar and brandy, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves.
Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight to marry the fruit and wine flavours.
Add the ginger ale or club soda just before you serve it. Garnish with a freshly cut lemon or orange wheels if desired.