- MEalcentric Nov 16, 2005 12:51 PM
Need a super easy, basic recipe for Sangria. Hoping the recipe will be flexible enough to allow for two buck chuck as the base since we'll be having good wine separately. Thanks!
As far as sangria is concerned, Two-Buck Chuck *is* good wine. All you need to do is thinly slice whatever fruits you feel like throwing in (apples and oranges are a must), put them in a big pitcher, and top off with cheap red wine. Let it sit out for a day or so, then put in the fridge to chill. Remove the fruit a day or two later (whenever you remember the jug of sangria sitting in the fridge, really). When you're ready to serve the sangria, add a splash of orange juice, a generous splash of 7-Up or club soda, and some cream sherry if you so desire. Pour over ice and serve. Incidentally, if you aren't serving the entire pitcher at the same time, add the juice and soda to the individual glasses; the sangria will keep longer this way.
Good point... you can leave the fruit in longer, I'd recommend adding the sherry right off the bat in that case. Enjoy the sangria with a slice or two of fruit from the pitcher. Actually, add the sherry at the beginning no matter how you do it, it could only help.