In our house, Sangria doesn’t have a season. We drink this fruity concoction whenever we want to celebrate absolutely anything. But with summer at its peak we cant help but make a cold, sweaty pitcher at least twice a week. I’ll share my recipe so you too can enjoy a glass.
1 Cup Strawberry’s, quartered
1 Cup Red Grapes
1 Red Delicious Apple, Chopped
1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks
1 Fresh Guayaba ,pink flesh, peeled & quartered
1/2 Cup granulate sugar
3/4 Cup Brandy (preferably Felipe Segundo)
1/2 Cup Triple Sec
1 liter Carlo Rosi Burgundy wine
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
2 Cups ice
12 oz 7 UP (or any lemon lime soda)
1. In a large sangria pitcher, add all of the fruit, sugar and liquors. With a wooden spoon, mix and crush the fruit a bit to masterate. Add the wine and orange juice, mix well.
2. At this point if you want to add ice to the pitcher, do so. I only add ice to the pitcher if I’m serving the entire thing right away to prevent it from getting watery. I like to add the ice to the individual glasses instead.
3. Top off with soda, but only stir once softly.
4. Serve & Enjoy
* Guayaba is a tropical fruit that is not easy to find. It can be substituted with white flesh guayaba or omitted altogether.