So a while back I started a thread about good Sangria containers. To make a long story short, after I found the right one, I have been going "Sangria crazy" since then, trying all types of recipes until I found one that my friends and I absolutely love.
It is truly a combination of what I liked about each recipe that I tried, so I guess I can say that it is my own! It fits a two-gallon container perfectly and is great for a large group. But be careful, it really sneaks up on you!
Red Wine Sangria
4 large navel oranges, washed and sliced
2 large lemons, washed and sliced
2 large limes, washed and sliced
2 large Granny Smith apples, washed and sliced into large chunks
1 cup superfine sugar
½ cup Triple Sec
½ cup Peachtree Schnapps
1 cup Simply Orange with Pineapple juice
Two 1.5 Liter bottles inexpensive, Cabernet Sauvignon red wine
Slice all fruit, leaving the peels on. Add sliced oranges, lemons, limes, and sugar to a 2 gallon container; mash gently with a wooden spoon or a muddler until the sugar dissolves. Add sliced apples but do not mash them. Stir in Orange with Pineapple Juice, Triple Sec, Peachtree Schnapps, and wine; refrigerate overnight.
Serves a large group
Last edited by over50newbie; 06-26-2012 at 08:16 AM.
Thanks! That recipe looks great. I've been looking for a good sangria recipe for a while since my previous computer crashed, wiping out the good recipe I had!
BTW - I think there's a typo. I don't think you mean "two 1.5ml bottles" of wine. You mean two 1.5 LITER bottles, right?
What great timing. There are a gazillion threads with various sangria recipes that all sound awesome but I've decided not to look any further and to try this one. Thanks!
This is a recipe from a friend who is a fabulous cook:
6 pieces of whole star anise
6 pods of cardamom
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean split
1 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 bottles of white wine
4 peaches peeled and cut into eighths
The juice of 1 large orange
The juice of 2 lemons
The juice of 2 limes
2 cups of peach brandy
2 cups peach nectar
Mint leaves for garnish
Place the star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla bean in the boiling water in a punch bowl. This will quickly extract the flavors from the spices. Add the sugar and peaches and stir until sugar is fully dissolved. You can let this steep for up to one hour in the refrigerator to get as much peach flavor as possible. Top with the wine, brandy and nectar, stir until well blended.
Ladle into punch cups or wine glasses. Ensure that the cup gets a peach slice and top with a sprig of mint.
Use a white wine with good fruit and acidity. Riesling works well. You can also use a rose with great results.
Ralph - thanks so much! I went back and fixed it!
Margeslp - that recipe looks delicious! Are those 750 ml bottles of white wine or 1.5 liters? And what is peach nectar? Do you just buy that in a bottle at the store, or do you skin some peaches and put them in a blender to get peach nectar?
Now that I have found my perfect recipe for red wine sangria, I might just have to start trying recipes for white wine sangria!!
White wine: can't tell you volume: the usual bottles I buy for dinner
Originally Posted by over50newbie
Peach nectar: available in supermarkets in cans or juice box containers. If I can't find it I use apricot nectar in cans.
You know, i used to use Cab for sangria, now i like Rioja better.
1 3-L Pinot Grigio
1/2 bottle of 1.75L Brandy
Juice of 7 lemons
Juice of 5 limes
2.5 cartons of finely diced strawberries
1 bunch basil
2 lbs watermelon (pureed)
2 cups granulated sugar
Note: The longer you let it sit, the more it will soak up the flavors.
Here's a recipe I love! It is really easy without extra liqueurs or brandy in it like some recipes, so it is less expensive to make than some others. The basil adds a subtle, delicious flavor that everyone likes, but most people can't tell what it is. I acually think the basil could be a bit stronger. I usually add cut up peaches to it, too. I buy the Peach Nectar at Trader Joe's. It actually has other juices mixed in, but it works very well. It is really refreshing. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peach-basil-sangria/
"The best, easiest Sangria!! The basil seems strange, but is the perfect touch. You'll love this guaranteed!"
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
3 1/2 cups peach nectar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine such as
1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, basil leaves, half of the peach nectar and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, crushing the basil leaves with the back of a spoon to release their flavor. Simmer just long enough to melt the sugar, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
2. Strain the basil mixture into a pitcher filled with ice cubes. Pour in wine and remaining peach nectar. Stir briefly and serve.
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