Red Wine Sangria

When making the drinks and food of the mainland European nations, there is something to be said for sticking close to tradition. So, here’s our spin on a traditional recipe. So, first things first, the wine. A Rioja red wine is traditional, but there is also something to be said for opting for the Catalonian Montsant. The added acidity of the Montsant will help balance the sweetness of the Sangria.
  • Preparation – 15mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
Ingredients
  • 750ml bottle of Spanish Red Wine (Rioja or Montsant)
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 200ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oranges (cut into wedges with the skin on)
  • 2 apples (diced and cored with the skin on)
  • Ice (large ice cubes are recommended here so they don’t melt as quickly)
Method
  • Step 1

    Simply pour the fresh orange juice into a carafe

  • Step 2

    Add the cut fruit and cubes of ice. Then pour the red wine over the mixture.

  • Step 3

    Stir the mixture slowly with a knife and then taste with a table spoon. If you think it needs to be sweetened slightly then dissolve the sugar in the mixture. 

  • Step 4

    Then enjoy!

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