Sangria Cocktail

Sangria takes its name from the Spanish word, “sangre,” which means “blood” and refers to the blood-red color of the drink. Fresh fruit and wine combine to create the perfect beverage for warm summer get-togethers. Sangria is a refreshing drink that is simple to make and yet elegant enough for any occasion.

Summer Sangria recipe

3 oranges, sliced into thin rounds
2 lemons, sliced into thin rounds
1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
1 fresh peaches, washed, pitted, and cut into thin slices*
1 small pineapple, trim, cored, peeled, and sliced
1/3 to 1/2 cup simple syrup or to your taste (see recipe below)
2 bottles (750 ml) dry red wine**
1/2 cup light rum
3 ounces orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
4 ounces vodka
3 ounces Grand Marnier
2 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups apple juice or pineapple juice
Club soda, 7-up, or sparkling water
Ice cubes
Mint sprigs

*Any other seasonal fruit that tempts you may be added (berries, melon, grapes, guavas, mangos, apples, etc). Fruit juices may also be added. Let your imagination be your guide!


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