Can anyone recommend a good recipie for red sangria?
Two bottles of good, inexpensine Spanish wine (ask your wine merchant for one that is not oaky).
3 to 4 ounces of Cointreau or Grand Marnier
The juice of one orange
2 large apples chopped
2 oranges (with peel) chopped
1 lemon with (peel) chopped
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and chill for at least 6 hours and serve on the rocks.....
1 C. washed and hulled strawberries
1/2 C. washed blueberries
1/2 C. washed raspberries
Juice of lemon
1/4 bottle dry white wine
1/4 bottle dry champagne
1 bottle rose zinfandel
1/4 C. fruit-infused vodka
2 C. white cranberry juice
1 1/2 C. soda water
Put ice cubes in bottom of pitcher, toss in fruit on top of ice along with lemon juice. Add wine, champagne and vodka. Stir. Retire to someplace comfortable with two glasses and a good friend.
I use red wine, a fresh pineapple, strawberries, Rose's Lime Juice, Triple Sec, and a little sugar to sweeten it up.
One word of caution, adding extra liquor to sangria can raise the alcohol level, but is downplayed by the sweetness of the drink.(People get drunk fast) If you just want to have a good time and not dance on any tables try a recipe that you like but leave the extra booze (ie brandy or rum) out.
The night before or at least 4 hours before serving, macerate one sliced orange, on sliced lemon and one sliced lime, together with 1/4 cup cointreau, 1/4 cup brandy and 1/4 cup sugar. Next day add 1/2 cup orange juice,, 1/2 cup lemon juice, one bottle red wine (I use a good zinfandel like Ravenswood). Add some sliced strawberries and cubed apple (optional). Mix well. Refrigerate and serve cold. For a lighter drink add some club soda to each glass. This is strong but not so much that your guests will get alcohol overload.
--3 bottles of Vina Borgio (An inexpensive Spanish Rioja wine though you could substitite other Riojas as well)
--1 cup of brandy
--1 cup triple sec
--1 cup of sugar
--1/2 gallon of orange juice
---Mix all the ingredients together and then let it sit overnight. If you do not let it sit, it may seem bitter. Add some sliced fruit when it is ready.