My fellow blogger friends and I are hosting a virtual Super Bowl Party. They are supplying the food (recipes actually) and I’m supplying the wine. Whenever I have a crowd of folks over for an event and the menu is a smorgasbord; Sangria is what I will generally serve up. Below is my recipe, I’ve been making it for years. I will strongly suggest you use a good dry red wine. The better the wine, the better the results, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t use it!
Also, check out the food selections we’ll be serving up this Super Bowl Sunday. The links to all the food dishes are at the end of this post.
Sangria ~ beat the heat with this summertime wine punch recipe
Some Sangria recipes remain a treasured secret, well, not mine. I’m happy to share it with you, and encourage you to experiment with the wine varietal and choice of brandy, let me know how yours turns out!
These amounts are approximate. Mix first four ingredients, taste and add the simple syrup as needed. Add the fruit, and chill for an hour, then add the club soda and ice cubes just before serving. The recipe doubles and quadruples nicely.
Makes 6 servings
|Merlot, or another dry red wine||1- 750 ml bottle|
|Peach or Apricot Brandy||½ cup|
|Orange Juice||½ cup|
|Simple Syrup *||1/3 cup|
|Club Soda Added just before serving along with ice cubes
Slices of lemon, lime, orange, pear, apple, enough to float around the pitcher.
Recipe for Simple Syrup:
Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in saucepan boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour syrup into Pyrex measuring cup and refrigerate until cool. Or add handful of ice cubes to cool immediately. Any remaining syrup can be frozen in small containers or Ziploc bags.