Sangria is a delightfully spicy and refreshing wine drink
It is a great party treat, and great sangria is an immensely popular conversation piece.
At the risk of bragging, I must tell you all what I’m always told: Sorry guys, my Sangria recipe is the best, period!
You have guessed it: I recommend my sangria wholeheartedly!
- 2 cups very strong hot tea (green, black, red, white), decaf OK
- A dozen cloves
- 5–6 cinnamon sticks
- A few pieces fresh ginger
- 1 dozen peppercorns
- 2 bottles dry red wine, chilled
- 1 12-ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate with no sugar added (or any other juice concentrate, or lemonade concentrate)
- 1 each: orange, green apple and lemon or lime, cut into medium-thin half slices
Mix the first set of ingredients in a teapot, and let it steep and cool completely. Strain the mixture into a large pitcher. Add the wine, juice and fruit. When your sangria mixture is all ready, taste to see if you like it sweeter and add a little honey, sugar, or even juice concentrate. Keep the sangria chilled. No ice. Serve with some of the sliced fruit in each glass.
Variation: White sangria
Green tea, dry white wine, light-colored juice concentrate just as apple, orange or pineapple (no cranberry, red grape, or pomegranate). Proceed just as above.
Makes about 12 cups