Flavors of delicious red wine, and citrus-y fruit with a surprise addition of anejo tequila. Enjoy this drink all winter long.
Sangria is really just a punch with red wine being the star. It’s great for those red wines that you are gifted that are just not your cup of tea, or if you decided to try a new wine and you get all the way home, open and it just is not what you expected. Enter Sangria! Don’t wasted another bottle of wine again. You usually can find sangria at a Spanish restaurant or Portuguese place.
I am very lucky that we have an authentic Spanish place here in town and they make delicious sangria, but they also have amazing red wines too, so it is always a toss up when we go in. Other than that, when I was in my 20s, my favorite sangria was surprisingly made from Hooters! I know, don’t judge me…I had a lot of guys friends and majority always ruled. However, I made a lot of friends and discovered my love for their sangria and buffalo chicken sandwich. I do have to say though, I was SUPER disappointed to find out that their sangria has mountain dew in it! Who new! Is that why it tasted so good? I suppose I will never know. For all of those still judging me, ( I see you!) go try it, and get back to me. I want to know your thoughts, for real!
I tend to make my Sangria’s strong. I do this because I do think of it like a punch and you know you are going to add a lot of ice and that makes the sangria go much much further, especially for a party. However, I did overdo it one time for a friends New years eve party (Sorry Dan!) when I added too much brandy and noone could tell it had that much alcohol. I don’t think we will ever forget that party but I have learned to not get crazy with other alcohols I add.
This sangria has the addition of Anejo tequila. I decided to add this to the winter version because for one, I miss summer and two, it’s the smoother of all the tequilas and often will offer caramel notes that I thought would go well with this sangria. To make the Sangria you will need Apples, Oranges, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, lime juice, grand marnier, anejo tequila (I used Kirland brand from costco), a red blend wine, sprite, 1 cinnamon stick and some agave nectar. I add the apples to give some extra texture and I feel they soak up the flavors most, all the other fruit is mostly for use in sweetening the wine and making the overall taste of the sangria.Print