Monday, September 6, 2010

Best Party Sangria Recipe

What a fun Labor Day Weekend it has been so far! My brother-in-law and his family are in town visiting us and I wanted to make my famous Churrasco Cubano Cuban Skirt Steak for them. What's the best drink to serve with a meal like this? SANGRIA!!! This recipe was fabulous. It got lots of compliments and my husband loves it!

Best Party Sangria Recipe

1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
1 Lemon cut into wedges
1 Orange cut into wedges
1 Lime cut into wedges
2 T. sugar
Splash of orange juice or lemonade
1 c. of raspberries or strawberries
1 small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
3 c. ginger ale
1 c. club soda

Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar and orange juice. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, club soda, berries and ice just before serving. If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

Here's a picture of the Sangria marinating before I added the ginger ale, club soda, and raspberries.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!!! Best Ever Sangria Ive had!!!!
    Makin White & Red this weekend for a pre wedding Party!!!
    Thanks so much!
    Peterborough Ontario Canada