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Q: How do I make Sangria?

A: There are literally thousands of Sangria recipes out there. 

Here is a basic, traditional Spanish Sangria recipe:

1 bottle of Spanish dry red wine (we recommend Honoro Vera, an inexpensive Spanish Grenache)

1 Cup Orange Juice

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Lemon

1 Lime

1 Orange

1 1/2 Cup of Rum (we recommend using a spice rum, Captain Morgan, or a dark rum, Myers, for added complexity)

  1. Slice the fruit in thin slices and place in a large glass pitcher. Pour in the rum and sugar. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to develop the flavors.
  2. When ready to serve, crush the fruit slightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the orange juice and wine.
Again, this is a basic Sangria recipe. We recommend altering ingredients to your liking – use white wine instead of red; add your favorite fruits; use brandy or flavored rum; use a cava or prosecco as a base wine to create a sparkling Sangria. There are really no rules to making Sangria. Sangrias can liven up any get together and are refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Aaron Fretz

Manager: Wine and Spirits