Sangria is generally known as a summer drink, but it’s possible to make a sangria that you will love and enjoy year round. Sangria is a basic recipe that allows for a lot of personalization so you can customize your sangria to make it a one of a kind drink that you will love. The recipe is so easy that you can follow the basic recipe and then add fruits that you enjoy that will give the sangria great flavor.
1 bottle of wine, red or white
1-2 cups fruit; raspberries, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, etc.
Decant the bottle of wine into a wide-mouth vessel for easy serving. Cut the fruit into bite-size pieces and add it to the wine.
Allow to chill for at least an hour, up to four.
You will obviously want to choose a wine that you enjoy drinking on its own before you start adding fruit to it. It doesn’t have to be an expensive bottle of wine. There are great wines under $5, $10, and $15 that would be great for making sangria. It’s also a great option for special events like weddings or showers. Choose a wine that you enjoy and then enhance the flavor by adding fruit that you love.
Because sangria allows you to choose different fruits to complement the wine, it’s easy to make a great sangria. When choosing a red wine, choose deeper colored fruits such as cherries, blackberries, plums, and blueberries that will enhance the flavor of the wine. You should still be able to taste the fruit flavors so choose fruits that are fragrant and will enhance the wine.
When making a sangria with white wine; peaches, raspberries, and nectarines are great choices because they will bring sweetness to the white wine, but not overpower the flavor or the color of the white wine.
The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the fruit for your sangria, so once you follow the basic recipe, you can add fruits that you enjoy to make it something you will enjoy all year long.