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“I had a craving for sangria and I found this on about.com. I just clarified the directions a little bit. It's a very simple recipe. Ideally you want to chill overnight but I tried after seven hours (couldn't wait) and I thought it tasted really good. Time doesn't include chilling.”
READY IN:
5mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz we use a cheap shiraz)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brandy (one shot)
  • 2 cups ginger ale (or club soda)
  • 1 lemon (or orange, sliced for garnish) (optional)

Directions

  1. Slice the orange and lemon into thin slices. You can also cut them into smaller pieces (wedges) if you wish. Throw out the ends and any seeds.
  2. Pour wine into large pitcher, slightly squeeze fruit juice into the wine. Put fruit into the pitcher.
  3. Add the sugar and brandy.
  4. Stir and chill overnight.
  5. When ready to serve add the ginger ale and stir gently.
  6. Add lemon or orange slices as a garnish (optional).

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