- 1 bottle Red Wine (750 mL)
- 1 cup Gin
- 1 cup Cognac (VS is fine)
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup Lime Juice
- 3/4 cup Superfine Sugar (1/2 to 3/4 cup to taste)
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- 5 Allspice Berries
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Add 3 cinammon sticks and 5 allspice berries. Stir well. Let sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours or up to 2 days. Stir again before serving on the rocks in a wine glass. Garnish with orange, lemon, and lime slices.
|Prep Time||2 minutes|
|Tags||Classic, Elegant, Summer Drink|
|Strength||2.1 standard drinks|
|Glass||Red Wine Glass|
You can use any good dry red wine. If you want to be authentic, go for a Spanish red wine. The wine needs to be good, but doesn't have to be too expensive.
Sangria has a tendency to ripen when left in the refrigerator overnight. If possible, make it the day before you plan to use it. The allspice berries and cinnamon sticks have a chance to release some of their flavor. And the wine breathes, which helps it open up especially if it is young.
If you do have to make it quickly, use bar sugar so it will dissolve quickly. You can make it and drink it immediately. It's just better after it has had some time to ripen.
You can make Sangria "Bombs" and store them in your freezer. Mix all ingredients except the wine together and store in the freezer in a canning jar. When you want to make Sangria quickly, combine one of these bombs with a bottle of wine.