First of all, we are thankful and blessed to see another holiday season! We are able to gather with family/relatives and friends to reminisce our rich past, to plan our even richer future, to enjoy good fellowship, good entertainment, good food, and enjoy good spirits. This absolutely holds true when it comes to my loved ones. Every year around the holidays, I eagerly prepare my mind and heart to exude the holiday spirit of giving and loving. I love to show my love and appreciation to my loved ones by hosting and entertaining for the holiday season at our home. Sharing and enjoying good food and beverages with everyone is one of my number one ways to let you know that you are special to me, and today I am going to share the recipe to one of my most favorite holiday beverages, Red Sangria.
This lush, fruity beverage is everything to my taste buds, and my mood. Everyone that has had a cup of this sangria says that it is delightfully good and always go back for seconds. My Red sangria fruity, sweet, smooth, full of alcohol, and it is refreshing! The fruits that I use in my Red Sangria recipe are:
Red Delicious Apples
The rest of the ingredients are:
½ cup Brown Sugar
¾ cup Orange Juice
½ cup Brandy
1 bottle GOOD Dry Red Wine
½ cup Triple sec
Core and chop your apple into small pieces leaving the skin on.
Slice and remove seeds from medium orange leaving the skin on.
Slice your strawberries to your liking and add all of the fruit (including cherries) to a large pitcher.
Add the sugar to the fruit and stir and let it sit and macerate for a couple minutes.
Add your orange juice, brandy, and triple sec to the pitcher and stir until all ingredients are combined.
Add your bottle of red wine and stir to incorporate beautifully.
Taste and adjust any ingredient to your liking.
Serve over ice and garnish with orange slices.
*Just a few notes*
-I use Pinot Noir for my red wine of choice.
-I have noticed the best result and taste when I have let the sangria sit for a few hours before serving.
-You can use a splash of carbonated water if you want a more bubbly sangria.
I made this recipe my own, adjusting ingredients to my personal taste. What tastes good to me may not be that appealing to you, so I invite you to make this recipe your own by adding or leaving out whatever ingredient that you do not like.