Sangria by the Pros

    2 hours 30 min

    I found a good sangria recipe and headed to the off license to purchase the alcohol. In the queue, ahead of me, was a man who said he has been a bartender for 20 years now, and that my recipe needed a few touch-ups if I wanted to make it like the Pros. So, here is what he professed to me, muchos thanks to the other submitters for their delicious versions.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 orange
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 lime
    • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 150g pitted cherries
    • 150g fresh pineapple pieces
    • 175ml brandy
    • 1 (750ml) bottle dry red wine
    • 1 can fizzy lemonade to taste
    • 250ml orange juice to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr10min  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Slice the orange, lemon and lime into thin rounds. Place the citrus in a pitcher with the apples, cherries and pineapple. Pour in the brandy and refrigerate for 2 hours or more. Chill the bottle of red wine, lemonade and orange juice at the same time.
    2. Gently crush the fruits with a spoon, then stir in the red wine, lemonade and orange juice. Add additional brandy, lemonade or orange juice to taste.

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    This recipe is amazing! I doubled the recipe, but kept the fruit in the same amount & it was the perfect ratio. I feel like if there was less liquid (as called for in the original quantity of the recipe), it would be too chunky & perhaps difficult to drink. The flavor of this was just right! Yum! **Also, just a little tip for anyone who hasn't thought of it: Instead of adding the soda into the pitcher, I just topped off each glass with a splash of it as I served them, so the soda wouldn't go flat throughout the evening! This worked great!**  -  07 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The real deal! Delicious. Took this to a party and it was gone in minutes. Try adding a little sugar if the red wine is too dry.  -  20 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made a triple batch of this sangria and thought maybe I had made too much but by the end of the evening it was gone and people were asking for more. At first it was too tart so I added a bit of sugar and that smoothed it right out. Yummy.  -  04 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)