Video:How to Make Fruity Sangriawith Mandy Day
Sangria is usually gets better with the more fruit you add to it. Here's a recipe for a fantastic fruity sangria.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Fruity SangriaHi, I'm Mandy Day for About.com, and today we're making a super fruity sangria recipe. This recipe comes from About.com's wine site.
Fruity Sangria Recipe IngredientsFor this fruity sangria recipe, you will need:
- 1 Bottle of white wine (although it's just as good with red, so choose your favorite)
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 1 Lime cut into wedges
- 1 Peach cut into wedges
- 1 Cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 Cup lemonade or limeade
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 2 shots of apricot, peach or "berry" flavored brandy
- 2 Cups ginger ale
- As an option: one can of diced pineapple pieces with juice
Mix Wine With Other IngredientsOnce you have your ingredients together, you'll need a large glass pitcher to mix them in. Start by pouring the wine into the pitcher. The type of wine you use really doesn't matter—choose one of your favorites, or pick an especially fruity wine if you want a sweeter sangria, or a dry wine for a more subdued flavor. After the whole bottle is in your pitcher, squeeze in the juice from your fruit wedges, and then drop them in whole. The glass pitcher will allow your guests to see the fruit in your sangria, making for a great presentation when you serve it. Once you have all of your fruit wedges in the pitcher, add in the sugar, brandy and berries, and mix well before refrigerating.
Chill Sangria and Add Final IngredientsFor best results, you'll want to refrigerate for about 24 hours. This will allow the fruit juices to permeate the wine, and the sugar to mix in completely. Wait until just before serving to add in the ginger ale to make sure it stays fizzy. Sangria is best when served very cold, so feel free to serve over ice. If you need to serve your sangria right away, use chilled wine and lots of ice instead of refrigerating overnight. As a final touch, make sure there's some fruit in the glass for garnish, or just add a wedge to the rim if you prefer.
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