Easy Sangrias

Sangria

 

We are almost a month into fall (are we, really?), but the Texas heat hasn’t slowed down one bit. The high hit 90 here in DFW yesterday, and that means there’s definitely still plenty of sunshine and summer left to squeeze in a pitcher of sangria before the weather cools down. White sangria is my favorite when out having fun in the sun, but red is my go-to when I’m just relaxing. So, whether you prefer white or red, ENJOY!

 

Red Wine Sangria

1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
(like a Zinfandel)
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 apple
1 orange

Grab a pitcher and pour in the bottle of red wine, brandy, and Grand Marnier. Slice the orange, core and slice the apple, and add them to the pitcher. Mix everything together and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to let the fruit infuse. Serve over ice.
White Wine Sangria

1 (750-ml) bottle white wine
(like a Pinot Grigio)
1/2 cup Cointreau
1 apple
1 orange
1 bottle demi-sec champagne/sparkling wine

Grab a pitcher and pour in the bottle of white wine and Cointreau. Slice the orange, core and slice the apple, and add them to the pitcher. Mix everything together and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to let the fruit infuse. Serve over ice and top with the demi-sec champagne.

**The demi-sec champagne or sparkling wine adds a refreshing sweetness to the sangria, but it can be tricky to find. If you can’t find it, try also looking for champagne or sparkling wines labeled “dulce,” “dolce,” or “doux.” Fun fact: All of these words mean “sweet” in wine terms, it just differs depending on the country it was produced in. 😉

 

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