This pitcher of sangria is perfect for brunch or enjoying happy hour tonight on your porch. With very little effort you'll have a gorgeous drink to sip that is equally as delicious to kick off your weekend.
- 14 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 3 cups dry red wine
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoon grenadine
- 1 1/2 cups lemon-lime beverage
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1/2 cup of brandy until the sugar is dissolved. Make sure the sugar gets mixed throughout the sangria and doesn’t just sink to the bottom of the pitcher.
Keep stirring until it's fully dissolved. Add in your other liquid ingredients: 3 cups of dry red wine, 1 1/2 cups orange juice, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons grenadine and 1 ½ cups carbonated lemon-lime beverage.
If you like a sweeter sangria, use lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-UP. If you want to tamp down the sweetness, just use lemon-lime-flavored seltzer or even plain seltzer. Cut up some lemons, limes, and oranges.
To get the most juice out of your fruit, try heating them, uncut, in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then, roll them on a countertop with the palm of your hand about four or five times before you cut them.
Once sliced, add the slices to the wine mixture. Let everything stand in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.