|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 33g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 94mg||468%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Sangria is a kind of drink that's great with either red or white wine, and it's often infused with different kinds of fruits. It tastes better after it sits for a bit, making it a great drink to mix up ahead of time before dinner or a party, and it's infinitely adaptable.
This flavorful chilled red wine sangria recipe is the perfect complement to a romantic dinner. Made with red wine of any kind, brandy-based orange liqueur (e.g., Grand Marnier), apples, oranges, and lime. It's a popular drink to make for the summertime, but seasonal variations for summer that include berries or sangrias around the holidays with pears and cranberries are also tasty.
You can certainly drink sangria straight, but some people like to give it a little carbonation and/or add ice, both of which will dilute the sangria's strength a bit. Try it with some sparkling water to make this Grand Marnier sangria a bit festive.
Mix all the sangria ingredients together in a pitcher or large measuring cup, and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
Strain, if desired, and serve your sangria over ice.
You may be wondering what are the best wines to use for sangria. This recipe requires a red one, and you can look for something like a Spanish tempranillo, a juicy, robust Cabernet Sauvignon from California, or an Argentinian malbec.
You don't have to spend a fortune on a bottle of wine for sangria, either. Abide by the same rule as wine that you would cook with—you would not cook with anything that you wouldn't drink on its own. In the case of sangria, as long as the wine is fruity and tastes good on its own, it's a great candidate for sangria. If it's inexpensive, even better.
In addition to varying the type of red wine you use, you can use different kinds of citrus fruits. Try clementines around the holidays, grapefruits if you would like something a little more sweet-sour, or swap out the apples for pears instead.
If you don't have Grand Marnier, which is a combination of triple sec and cognac liqueurs, you can use other orange-flavored liqueurs instead. Try either Cointreau, which is close in taste, or any triple sec. Consider experimenting with what you like, and add a touch cognac to replicate the Grand Marnier effect.
How to Store Sangria
You can mix sangria ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you're ready to serve it. The flavors will meld and improve if you make the sangria a day ahead, for example. Just wait until you're ready to serve it before adding ice or any sparkling water, if desired.