Red Sangria Recipe
A delicious and authentic red sangria recipe. The recipe is traditional and includes brandy, triple sec, oranges, limes, and lemons. Traveling in Spain I learned that Spanish people do not usually drink sangria on a regular basis. I was stunned. You would assume they drank it a lot since when you think of sangria you think of Spain. I learned that sangria is reserved for special occasions or a house party. They drink it like you would drink punch. It rarely gets ordered at a tapas bar unless it’s a tourist. Well I guess I kind of embarrassed myself, no wonder the bartender looked at me funny. I personally would not limit drinking this delicious and refreshing beverage only at parties. You are probably wondering what do the Spanish drink? They tend to drink tinto de verano which is wine mixed with lemonade. However when the Spanish do make it this recipe is very authentic. It tastes like the sangria I was served at a restaurant in Barcelona. I like to make sangria as a cocktail in the summer for my own enjoyment. It’s refreshing and citrusy. A very summer friendly beverage.
To make this authentic red sangria recipe you will need brandy, triple sec, lemons, oranges, limes, sugar, and optional seltzer or lemon lime soda. You can adjust the amount of triple sec to your taste, more will give it more of a orange flavor. Slice some your citrus fruit into disks for decoration. The rest will be squeezed for it’s juice. You can drink it immediately but its best to refrigerate for at least one hour. I like it best after steeping in the fridge overnight, it brings out more of the citrus flavor from the rinds. But be aware that the sliced fruit will be stained red and that may not be ideal for guests. You should only add the sliced fruit before serving if you are serving it to houseguests. But nothing can beat traditional sangria as a economical and delicious beverage to serve to your guests.