Sangria reminds me of summer, tapas, and good times with friends. It’s refreshing, light, fruity and delicious. History states that Sangria was first served at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. While interesting, I truly expected Sangria to be the drink of Spanish Royalty (or something equally impressive).
Nonetheless, it’s delicioso! This time, I made a mock Sangria (without alcohol) as well as the real deal. I enjoyed them both.
1.5L of chilled red wine
3 cups prepared lemonade
1 cup orange juice
4 tablespoons brandy
2 cups chilled club soda
sliced oranges, limes, lemons, apples
In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, lemonade, and orange juice. Add the fruit slices and refrigerate until chilled.
When ready to serve, add the club soda. Garnish glass with slice of lime (or other citrus)
2 cups orange juice
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1 liter bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage
sliced lemons, oranges, limes
- In a large pitcher, stir the juices together. Chill.
- When ready to serve, add the lemon-lime beverage and stir gently. Fill glasses with ice, then sangria then slices of fruit. Enjoy!
Mock Sangria adapted from BHG.com