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Jun 29, 2010 10:19 AM

Sangria Recipes?

I'm making a red sangria for 4th of July. See so many recipes online, but it's hard to know what will taste the best, so I'm reaching to the Chowhounds!

Do you have a tried and truth recipe and method?

Please share!

Thank you.

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      1. re: janetms383

        oops - missed that detail. sorry :) most of the threads i posted are red-centric, so you should be set!

    1. This is a recipe someone was looking for and goodhealthgourmet helped them find it. (see sixth link). I was curious about the recipe and enjoyed it quite a bit. Easy to put together and refreshing to drink.

      1. 2 bottles Spanish rioja wine
        1/4 cup sugar
        1/4 cup brandy
        1 oz Triple Sec
        2 cups orange juice
        2 oranges -- cut into eighths
        and each eighth cut in half
        1 liter club soda -- or less

        Make this in a big container and mix well to dissolve the sugar. (Wait until about an hour before serving to add the club soda.) You can refrigerate it probably up to a week, pouring over ice to serve. let it rest at least overnight before serving.

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        1. re: hotoynoodle

          hotoynoodle, thank you for this! Do you add the everything BUT the club soda and rest overnight?

          1. re: janetms383

            yes. this is the recipe from dali restaurant here in mass., and he sells oceans of the stuff, lol.

            also, no need to use pricey wine, but bulk wine often has lots of sulfites which can cause killah hangovers, and worse. :o

        2. Sangria is very forgiving and you can get a great product making it several ways. Here's what I do and it's always a hit:

          1 bottle dry red wine (I usually use cabernet sauvignon, something in the $15 dollar range works)
          1 20 oz bottle of 7-Up
          1/2 cup of brandy
          1 tbs grenadine
          1 tbs triple sec or other orange flavored liquor
          1 Orange
          1 lime
          1 lemon (optional)
          1 apple (whatever is your favorite apple)

          Combine the wine, brandy, triple sec and grenadine
          cut orange, lemon, and lime in half, juice one half into mixture and slice the other halves into ring and toss in
          cut up strawberries and apples, and toss in

          I like to put all of this in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to let the fruit absorb some of the mixture.

          When ready to serve, add ice into glasses, pour in the drink (and make sure to get some fruit) and top off mixture with 7-Up. Or sometimes I just top the whole sangria with the 7 up and then pour.

          I think the big difference between my version and a regular sangria is that I don't add sugar. If your wine is a little more bitter though, you can add another tbs of grenadine and another one of triple sec.

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          1. re: joanalyzeit

            the 7-up, grenadine and triple sec are basically pure sugar. :o

          2. I've not made this for quite a while, but I really enjoyed this. It uses a rose, not a read though: