There are a gazillion ways to make sangria, the traditional Spanish drink made of wine and spirits. Supposedly, locals don’t drink it and it’s more of a tourist thing. Whatever. It’s a tasty, inexpensive way to entertain.
I like to serve this red wine sangria in the cooler months. The cinnamon makes it cozy. It’s a nice alternative to mulled wine.
Here’s how I make mine.
A cheap bottle of red wine (dry)
Brandy (I like flavored, you can do plain)
3 cinnamon sticks
1 red apple
1 green apple
Sugar to taste
How to make it:
- Rinse and cut up your fruit. Core the apples and cut the oranges into wheels.
- Put your fruit in the brandy. Do this a day ahead of time.
- Add the wine, stir and taste.
- If it’s too strong for you, add apple juice. If you’d like it sweeter, add sugar and juice.
- Throw in your cinnamon sticks a few hours ahead of time.
- Serve over ice with an apple or orange slice.
Warning: The fruit is HIGHLY alcoholic. Careful!