Sangria is definitely a classic and refreshing summer drink. When I was hanging out with my dig friends in Zorita de los Canes in Spain we often made and drank sangria on our inn’s rooftop in the evenings after a hot day’s work. Below I thought I would include a classic Spanish (red or white) sangria recipe which is easy to make and tastes amazing!
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Additional time: 2 hours sitting in the fridge (the longer it sits in the fridge… the better!)
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Limes
- 3 Oranges
- 1 and 1/4 cups of rum of your choice
- 1/4 white sugar
- 1 bottle of dry red wine (e.g.: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) if making red sangria or 1 bottle of dry white wine (e.g.:Pino Grigio or Sauvignon blanc) if making white sangria.
- Additional fruit of your choice sliced (e.g.: peach, nectarines, mango) or berries (blueberries, strawberries).
What else you will need:
- Cutting board
- Large wooden spoon
- Slice lemon, one lime and one orange into thin rounds and place into pitcher.
- Squeeze juice from one lime and two oranges and pour into pitcher.
- Add rum and white sugar (could reduce amount based on preference)
- Add wine of your choice and stir ingredients thoroughly.
- Add additional fruits of your choice.
- Let the pitcher sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or longer if you have the time.
That’s it! Enjoy!