Authentic Spanish Sangria
- Ready In:
- Note: Because of the large volume I suggest making this in batches. This is one reason for the vagueness of the measurements.
- Mix the wine with 3/4 cup sugar. Set rest of sugar to the side.
- Add Liquors and stir.
- Slowly add 1/2 ltr lime seltzer and stir.
- Taste now and add any ingredients to taste. There SHOULD be a bit of a liquor bite to it, but it should NOT be overpowering. Likewise it should be sweet but not send you into a diabetic coma. It should also have a decent fizz to it, if it's too thick, add seltzer. Just experement.
- Once you've got the taste you want, add the slices of fruit. I've found that the sangria i get in America tends to be loaded down with fruit. Remember that it's more of a garnish and only adds a bit of flavor. If you need a ton of fruit to get the desired flavor, you haven't got the right mixture.
- Have fun experementing, and enjoy it. It's perfect for summer days and bbqs.
- For another great (and much simpler) spanish drink check out my recipe for Tinto de Verano.
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Perfect! Just like in Spain! We live in England so we have what they call 'lemonade' but it's more like sprite/7up, just not quite! I used lime flavoured 'lemonade' instead of the selter water- couldn't find any in the stores, and also added in a chopped apple as I have never been served Sangria without apple! And as you suggest, no one should waste a good bottle of red wine on Sangria, cheap is good! Thanks for posting!
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I've been working in restaraunts and bars since I was fourteen. I grew up in a family of cooks where my father would hand me a spoon and say "keep stirring this roux for the next hour. . . KEEP STIRRING!" and my grandmother had me frying foods at six years old. I spent the last two years in Spain, and for any food lover who's never been, get off your ass.