INTERNATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY: Sangria
A little exotic for February perhaps? We chose this super quick and easy recipe (from isabeleats.com) for Red Sangria because today happens to be ‘International Drink Wine Day’ - why not bring a taste of Mexico to your evening?
Preparation time: 5 mins
Serves: 6, very easy
2 apples, diced into chunks
1 orange, rind removed and diced into chunks
2 tbsps of lemon juice (about 1 lemon, juiced)
1 750ml of standard bottle medium-bodied red Spanish wine, like Garnacha or Tempranillo
1/4 cup of brandy
1/2 cup of orange juice
sparkling water, to serve *optional*
Equipment Needed: Chopping knife, pitcher, stirrer
Place all the ingredients, except the sparkling water, in a large pitcher and stir to combine.
Refrigerate sangria for 3 to 4 hours, up to overnight, before serving.
When ready to serve, give the sangria one last stir and pour over a glass of ice. Top with sparkling water for some bubbles if desired.