- 1 bottle inexpensive dry Spanish red wine
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup Simple Syrup** or superfine sugar
- 1 1/2 cups diced fruit, such as green apples (peeled) and oranges and lemons (diced with their peels)
- Ice cubes
- Chilled club soda
Even those Spaniards who shrug sangria off as a tourist drink would certainly change their mind upon tasting this delicious sangria potion.
This Spanish sangria recipe will make a medium-size pitcher and serve six, and will add pizzazz to any tapas bash!
Mix together the wine, Triple Sec, brandy, orange juice, simple syrup, and fruit in a medium-size pitcher. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours to macerate the fruit in the wine. When ready to serve, add the ice cubes, and club soda to taste. Taste for sweetness, adding more syrup, as necessary.
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Alternatively, combine the sugar and water in a microwave-safe container and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Refrigerate to cool completely.
Serves 4 to 6