RED WINE SANGRIA
3 parts red wine
1 part orange juice or fanta orange
2 parts lemonade or fanta lemon
6 splashes of brandy
6 splashes of peach schnnaps
Sliced fruit such as oranges, lemons, peaches.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large jug and add more red wine, orange juice or lemonade according to tase and desired strength.
Pour into glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and ice.
WHITE WINE SANGRIA
1 Bottle Spanish White Wine
1/4 cup fine sugar
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 green apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups seedless grapes sliced in half
1 cup apple juice
1/2 bunch mint leaves
pinch of Salt
1 can lemonade or soda water
In a large pitcher combine the wine and sugar, stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients apart from the lemonade/soda and mix well. Place to chill in the fridge for between 1 - 4 hours.
Just before serving add the lemonade/soda and ice.
- 5 oz brandy
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1 can apricot nectar
- 1 bottle Prosecco, chilled
The name “Tinto de Verano” translates into English as “Red Wine of Summer.” It is a refreshing wine cocktail served in summer all over Spain. Although similar to sangria, it is easier to make and has less alcohol in it, making it the perfect to sip at a pool party or at the beach on a hot afternoon. Although the Spanish use what they call “gaseosa” or “Casera” which is a lightly sweetened soda, you can use any lemon-lime soda. If it is too sweet for your taste, add a splash of soda water or seltzer.
- 1/2 cup red wine (see serving suggestion below)
- 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite or 7-up
- slice of lemon
In a tall glass of at least 20 ounces, place 3-4 ice cubes. Add red wine and soda. Garnish with a lemon slice.
It is not important what variety of red wine that you use in this cocktail. Our rule on wine punches and cocktails is this: If you wouldn’t want to drink the wine by itself in a glass, then don’t use it in a punch or cocktail. You don’t have to use your best wine, but using a decent table wine will prevent you from having a bad hangover.