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One of my favorite movies is Tortilla Soup. I mean it has Hector Elizondo and beautiful food. And Raquel Welch, camping it up. What’s not to love? You know the food is an important cast member when the food and menu designers are listed first in the credits. I was watching it the other weekend and there it was, on the table, a big pitcher of Sangria and my first thought was, I need to find a recipe for Sangria to share. So off I went, looking for a simple, tasty recipe. I haven’t made Sangria in a long time, but it might be time to whip up a pitcher. I’m going to a family reunion next month, might be the perfect time.
This Sangria recipe is pretty traditional. The next one is a blend of very different flavors. Both are easy to double for a big party.
Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you need to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. Best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. – allowing the flavors to really macerate.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Splash of orange juice or lemonade
- 2 shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
- 1 cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 4 Cups ginger ale