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This is a great recipe, it is virtually the same as the one given to us about ten years ago by a friend living in Tenerife and which we have used every summer since. It looks better the way you do it, though.
It was a wonderful recipe, I did make some alterations however. I made 3 trays of Sierra mist ice cubes with frozen raspberries in them. So I had these deep red ice cubes in the Sangria. I also allowed the orange slices to marinate in with the rest of the raspberries. I added all of them together and made enough for 45 people and it went!
This is terrific. We used our homemade wine to make this and it was awesome - will be doing this for Thanksgiving Eve as well.
I've been looking for a perfect sangria recipe and this is it! The only changes I made were to only use 1 orange (about 6 slices -- save the rest for garnish on the glasses), half a lemon and half a lime (I used the juices of the remaining halves for the drink). I used Triple Sec, like others did. I let the drink set for about 6 hours in the refrigerator and added the sprite just before serving. The wine I used was a Grenache. Enjoy!
Made a double batch in a one gallon glass jar the night before a tailgating party. Put in the 'fridge overnight, then packed in ice in the cooler until the party. Added the soda just before serving it. It was a huge hit! The flavors blended together very well. It was neither too sweet nor too dry. Served over ice in solo cups. A perfect hot weather thirst quencher. Note: We used Grand Marnier because it is so smooth and delicious.
I hate being the only genuinely negative review for this recipe, but when I made this as written, it was TERRIBLY tart. I needed a sangria recipe to make for a large wine tasting event, and my first test batch was made exactly to the recipe..I had to add a ton of sugar to make it drinkable. For the wine tasting, I cut back on lemon and lime juices, added pineapple juice, sliced apples, and still had to add about 3 times the sugar called for. I used merlot wine as suggested by others, but this still took a LOT of "tweaking" in order to make the sangria a hit with guests. I will not make this again as written.
This recipe hardly needs another review, but I thought I would add mine in case anyone was curious about making it ahead or doubling it. I had a party on Saturday, so I made put together everything except for the fresh juices, grenadine, fruit slices, and soda on Thursday. I doubled the recipe, so I used 2 bottles of chianti (closer to 4 c each, so a total of 8 c of wine). On the day of the party, I added the fresh juices, grenadine, fruit slices, and only 1 bottle of the soda. I had made an ice ring with some frozen strawberries in it to keep it cold. It was perfect! So tasty, not too strong, but definitely with a kick. It was a big hit. If you double it, definitely try it before you add the 2nd bottle of soda, you might not want to add more.
Amazing! Never had a better version of Sangria.
Excellent recipe- It was the hit of the party!!! The only thing I changed was that I added a bag of frozen fruit instead of ice.
This was so refreshing and tasty! I made mine similar to D. Wilson and only used one lime and one lemon (used half of each for juice and sliced the other halves for the drink). I used Triple Sec, skipped the grenadine and cut the sugar to 1 Tbsp. Yum!