Sangria’s a tasty alcoholic beverage that manages to creep up on you. Because it usually packs a pretty high alcohol by volume content and goes down so smoothly means you’ll usually end up completely hammered before you know it.
Plus, it’s also packed with fruit, which is like, you know, good for you, right?
One week till Christmas! I repeat: Christmas is only 7 sleeps away! 😳🎄🎉✨ And to celebrate I bring you this glorious Christmas cranberry Sangria. Make a big jug for your festivities or to drink by yourself in the kitchen. No judgement from me. 🥂 • The recipe is now up on Simply Delicious. • #christmascocktail #sangria #foodphotography #foodstyling #christmasrecipes
You might be asking yourself how someone came up with something as amazing as Sangria and the truth is, like most great culinary discoveries, it was born out of absolute necessity.
Now Sangria has no specific recipe, it varies from region to region and oftentimes, person by person.
That’s because the boozy delight is basically an excuse to grab cheap or already-opened bottles of wine and mix them around with a bunch of other on-hand ingredients to create a tasty beverage that’ll get you positively, as the cool kids say, LIT.
Sangria’s typically red, hence the name which literally translates to “Bloody” in Spanish, but you can make white wine sangria, sangria out of champagne, prosecco, or whatever else you’ve got lying around.
The beverage is usually sweet, so the potential for a hangover is very real if you’re drinking tons of the stuff. Make sure you get yourself plenty of water and electrolytes if you plan on binge-drinking this deliciousness.
I may be wrong when I say the whole point of drinking is to get trashed, some people prefer a light buzz to getting demolished. But I’m of one mind when it comes to booze: just drink less and take smaller sips of a stronger beverage if you’re not looking to get super drunk.
And if you want a Sangria recipe that’ll be sure to do the most amount of damage with the least amount of liquid while simultaneously tasting like sangria, then look no further than this beverage behemoth.
Best part is, it only takes a few minutes to make.
- 3 ( 24 fl. oz) of dry red wine. This is a good, cheap brand.
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz) sparkling apple juice
- 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) gin
- 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) citron-flavored vodka
- 2 tablespoons sugar/stevia
- Juice of 1 large orange
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- 1 small orange, sliced thin
- 1 small lemon, sliced thin
- 1 small lime, sliced thin
- Pineapple slices
Be warned, this bad-boy is super, duper strong.
If you care for something a little less potent, you can check out the recipe in this post below:
The Holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but National Sangria Day is here to help! The easiest way to think of modern day sangria is as a wine punch, often involving fruit and other alcohols. But it is important to note that there is no standard recipe in Spain. So I came up with my own improvised recipe, and result is really close to Sangrias I tried in Spain! It’s tasty! Grapefruit Sangria 1 bottle spanish red dry wine(use cheap one) 1 lime 1 lemon 1 grapefruit 1 apple 1.5oz white rum(Angostura Reserva) 1oz Grand Marnier 3 dash Angostura bitters 2-4 tbsp brown sugar to taste Cut fruits and put into pitcher, add sugar, slightly muddle. Pour wine , add liquors and bitter. Stir and leave in refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Mix with chilled water. Serve in tall glasses with ice and fruits. . . . . . . . #sangria #nationalsangriaday #wine #spain #grapefruit #cocktail #cocktails #imbibegram #homebar #homebartender #barcelona #madrid #rum #grandmarnier #angostura
Both are delicious, sweet, and full of booze. One just moreso than the other.