Updated: Mar 29, 2022
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and that you've had a great start to the week! Today, I wanted to share my Citrus Red Sangria recipe, just in time for the warm weather.
This sangria recipe has ingredients that are easy to get, has just the right amount of booze, and it's pretty refreshing. I hope you enjoy!
Prep time: 5 min
375 ml red wine (1 & 1/2 cups), I used Wayne Gretzky Estates Cabernet Franc Syrah
2 oz brandy
2/3 cup Orange Bubly water or tonic water
2 slices lemon
1 cup ice
2 slices lime
2 tbsp honey, melted
In two large wine glasses, add half the ice and slice the fruit. Add to the glasses.
Add the red wine, brandy, Bubly, and melted honey and stir together.
If you're looking for a good wine to use with sangria, I would recommend using the following types:
Pinot Noir, Kim Crawford Wines from New Zealand makes a great one.
Shiraz or Syrah (these are from the same grape but the Syrah is grown in cooler climates, like Canada). I love the Wayne Gretzky reds as they're quite high quality but under $20, and they're Canadian! You can find them in any Sobey's Liquor here in Saskatchewan or you can order from here.
You will want a full-bodied and more dry red wine for sangria as that will be the main taste of the beverage but of course, use whatever wine if you have if you can't be bothered.
I used the orange Bubly because it adds more flavour than a tonic water but without a lot of sweetness. If you like the less sweet drinks, you can omit the honey from the recipe.
Sangria is one of my favourite summer drinks and if you're a cocktail or wine lover, I'd highly recommend! I would suggest adding those couple of extras into the beverage instead of just wine and fruit - although that's amazing on it's own. The brandy, carbonated water, and honey really add to this drink!
Try this out this upcoming weekend with family one of these summer weekends. We all need to enjoy the nice weather with a good (and boozy) drink sometimes! I'll definitely be sharing a white and rosé sangria yet this summer so look out for those!
Thanks for reading again and have a great week!