The Perfect Sangria

A refreshing Sangria for you? | The Baking Beauties

Alright, time to celebrate! It is the weekend. The house is SOLD! AND, I’m posting more than one recipe this week! Yeah! :)

I’ve never tried a Sangria before, but a friend of mine made me some candles in this scent, and I LOVE them. I’m not a fan of wine, so I wasn’t sure I was going to like this. But, since I mix my Sangria with Sprite right before drinking, it is actually a nice drink to sit on the deck on a hot summer day & enjoy.

Kick back and enjoy the weekend with the Perfect Sangria. :) (But be responsible, these are pretty boozy if you don’t add the carbonated water/Sprite).

A refreshing Sangria for you! | The Baking Beauties

 

The Perfect Sangria
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Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec (or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (optional)
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups carbonated water (optional, I omitted this)
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec and sugar. Float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavour. For a fizzy sangria, add club soda (I do Sprite) just before serving.
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5 Responses to The Perfect Sangria

  1. betty r July 24, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    Jeanine..I must say this drink looks very inviting for a hot day! We are still waiting for the hot days of summer!

  2. Jeanine July 24, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Betty, you'll have to join me on the deck, if that HOT summer day ever arrives! :)

  3. betty r July 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    Give me a shout and I'll be there!!

  4. Sophie July 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Congrats on the news!

    I feel very refreshed and cooled off just looking at this, which says a lot considering it's about 100 degrees here :).

  5. Colleen July 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    That looks divine, Jeanine … though our weather here lately has called for hot chai tea more than cool beverages. What a summer! Uugh.

    Congrats on the house! Yahoo!!! Here's hoping you'll be moved in and enjoying some refreshments at your new place soon.

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