How to create Sangria is a topic that would take infinite webpages to discuss. There are as many unique ways to make this delicious celebration drink because there are people in the world. Everyone has their favourite sangria recipe, but you have to understand how to make sangria from the basic method before you can start to dress the beverage up and make it your own concoction.
How to make Sangria
Assemble 1 bottle of red wine, such as a Merlot, a Zinfadel, or a Cabernet Sauvignon, a lemon cut into wedges, an orange cut into wedges, two tablespoons of sugar, a shot of brandy, and two cups of ginger ale or club soda.
Begin by pouring the wine into a pitcher and then squeeze the juice wedges of the oranges and lemons into the pitcher. Try not to add the seeds from the wedges when you squeeze the juice from them. Once they wedges have been squeezed you need to toss them in the pitcher of wine.
After you’ve got the fruit and wine mixed together then you add the sugar and the brandy to the pitcher. Your Sangria will have the best taste if you chill the wine mixture overnight. Then just before you serve your guests add the ginger ale to the wine and pour.
In order to serve immediately when you have mixed the drink you will need to start with red wine that’s been chilled. Some people like to serve their mixture over a lot of ice so it will be cold immediately. But, the longer that wine and fruit juice sits in the fridge before serving the more the flavors will marry and become a sensational taste.
As soon as you have mastered the fundamentals of how to make Sangria then it will be time for you to start adding things so that you can create your own version. Consider adding different fruits to improve the flavor of the beverage. Strawberries, peaches, raspberries, kiwi, watermelon, and blueberries are the beginning of the list of fruits you may combine with the basic mix.
You can try substituting a white wine to the red and a lime for the lemon. Add kiwi and strawberries for a totally different drink. You can even alter the alcohols that you add to the mix. The ginger ale can be substituted with lemon lime soda or even lime juice.
Some people like to add cinnamon and cloves to their sangria in the winter months, and a few people in the south even place mint leaves in their pitcher. You are the drink master so adjust the ingredients and the additives how you like them the most.
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