If rosé is “summer water,” sangria has got to be summer’s “juice.” On hot summer days, there’s nothing quite as thirst-quenching as a glass of juicy, fruity, and extra-boozy sangria. With tons of sangria recipes out there, finding that perfect summer recipe can certainly be a challenge — until now.
After much testing and tasting, we’ve come up with the perfect sangria recipe to get you through all of your porch parties, patio get-togethers, and weekend barbecues centered around the grill. All you need is five basic ingredients, plus some fresh fruit, and you’re well on your way to making your best sangria yet!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 bottles of Rioja wine (young, nothing older than Crianza)
- ½ cup of triple sec (or Cointreau)
- ½ cup of brandy
- ½ cup of simple syrup
- 4 oranges (2 sliced, 2 squeezed into juice)
- 1 sliced apple
- 1 handful of red grapes
- 1 handful of blackberries (or strawberries)
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced lime
In a pitcher, add wine, triple sec, brandy, simple syrup, and squeezed orange juice. Stir. Add fresh-fruit ingredients and stir. Let sangria stand in fridge for at least two hours, though overnight is ideal. Add half-liter of soda water just before serving. Serve chilled. Enjoy!