Post # 1
So I had some one time at a friends house and have seen it made on tv but never actually made it myself. I know it can’t be too hard. It could be made the night before and put into a container to serve. It would also look pretty. Here’s my deal, I know how to pick out fruit cause I eat it pretty often. But I drink maybe once or twice a year and it’s usually something at some ones house they’ve made. I have no clue as to the wine or the other booz that goes into it. Anyone have a recipe, make any suggestions as to what ingredients to use? Anyone serve sangrias before? Anyone seen it done at a wedding? Am I off my rocker?
Post # 3
There are a lot of different recipes for sangria – if you want to keep it real simple, just mix fresh fruit, red wine, ginger ale & a little brandy together (like really only about 1-2 shots of brandy should be put into a whole punch bowl; I usually put in an equal amount of wine and ginger ale).
Post # 4
Sounds good. Any specific brand or type of red wine you like?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Sangria would be a refreshing option for a wedding. I could picture it at a summery/outdoor reception. There are recipes (Bobby Flay has one on the Food Network site), but there’s a much easier way to go about it. You can buy a bottle of Cruz Garcia Reál Sangria (which is Spanish red wine that has citrus flavors added) and then toss in the fresh cut fruit of your choice. It’s a much less time-consuming option, compared to mixed drinks and cocktails!
We’ve served it at barbecues and get-togethers along with other wines and beer.
Post # 6
I second craftypants suggestion. My parents do this all the time for get togethers and the like. I have also seen a white wine version used instead but have never tried it.
I have seen sangria at weddings in cute punch bowls and if you freeze grapes they can be used as ice cubes.
Post # 7
I usually make my own sangria and mix it to suit my taste that night. I learned this recipe from a Spanish exchange student a while back. I usually use inexpensive red wine that I’ve refrigerated, whatever I have, some Cointreau (just a splash), some 7-Up or lemon soda if I can find it, some sugar and fruit — apples, oranges, whatever else looks good. I like the frozen grape idea.
Post # 8
We love Sangria and will be serving it as our signature cocktail out our outdoor summer vineyard wedding! 🙂
We’ll be buying a premade bottle of Sangria (Cruz Garcia is also the one we drink! Never liked the other brands 😉 ) and throwing in fresh fruits.
Post # 9
I’m definitely serving sangria–both red and white! We’re serving it during our cocktail hour, which is before the ceremony.
I do red wine, ginger ale, Cointreau, apples, oranges, watermelon, strawberries. Then white wine, sprite, Peach Schnapps, grapes, cantalope, honeydew, lemons. It makes a really pretty display in glass bowls or beverage containers, and they taste different from each other, but both refreshing!
(Big tip: soak the fruit in the liquor over night. Makes it taste SO much better!)
Post # 10
YUMMY! There are so many different versions of sangria that a lot depends on your personal preferences. There are both white wine and red wine sangrias with different kinds of fruit. I’ve made a few diffferent ones using recipes I found on allrecipes.com – I can’t remember which I liked the best, shoot!
But this one seems popular: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sangria-Sangria/Detail.aspx