Sangria is a derivative of the Spanish word “sangre”, meaning blood – suiting word for its dark red color. Sangria is always a hit drink at a party, especially during the holidays. Even though there are many types of sangria, they mostly consist of white or red wine, fruits, fruit juices, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic contents mixed. The trick is to find the perfect sangria recipe that has been tested and tastes delicious for everyone at the party, not too strong, too sweet, etc. The sangria recipe below has the perfect combination of citrus and berries that will have your guest going crazy for more.
- 1 wine bottle of Merlot
- 2 lemons, sliced in wedges
- 1 lime, sliced in wedges
- 1 orange, sliced in wedges
- 2 tbsp. of blue agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 2 shots of gin
- 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks, including the juice
- Ginger ale soda
- Mint leaves
- In a large pitcher or glass punch bowl mix wine, gin, agave nectar, and orange juice.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemon, lime, and orange wedges into the wine mix, tossing in the leftover wedges and removing as much of the seeds as possible.
- Add the pineapple with the juice, cinnamon and stir well.
- Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Add ginger ale soda, berries, crushed mint leaves and ice right before serving.