Video:How to Make Perfect Party Sangriawith Mandy Day
Few drinks are more welcome at a party than sangria; it's easy to make and guests always love it. Here's a recipe for the perfect party sangria.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Perfect Party SangriaHi, I'm Mandy Day for About.com, and today we're making the best party sangria recipe. This recipe comes from About.com's wine site.
Party Sangria Recipe IngredientsYou will need:
- 1 Bottle of red wine
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 1 Lime cut into wedges
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Splash of orange juice or lemonade
- 2 Shots of gin or triple sec as an optional added kick
- 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries, thawed or frozen
- 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
- 4 Cups ginger ale
Mix Party Sangria 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 pineapples, sugar, lemonade and brandy. We'll save the berries for later so they don't get soggy. The glass pitcher will allow your guests to see the fruit in your sangria, making for a great presentation when you serve it. Once all the ingredients are in your pitcher, mix well before refrigerating.
Chill and Serve Party SangriaFor 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 and your more delicate fruits like berries, peaches or apples. This will make sure the ginger ale stays fizzy and your fruit won't get soggy. 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.
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