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Authentic Spanish 5-Ingredient Sangria Pitcher

About a year ago I spent a week in Seville, Spain and discovered the beauty of authentic Spanish Red Wine Sangria. Over the course of that week in January, my fiancé and I downed pitcher after pitcher of the rich, complex drink. I kept the flavor in my memory and vowed to make sangria my new summertime beverage. When I got back to the United States, I began researching the components of sangria--anxious to make my own (simplified) version. I was a little discouraged by what I found. Almost every recipe calls for brandy, and although brandy is a traditional element of sangria, I have never been a fan. Some others called for simple syrup, but I believe the natural sugar in fresh fruit provides all the sweetness sangria needs. So I set out to make my own unique version based on the flavors I remembered from Seville. My recipe calls for Shiraz, a type of wine that can be found in almost any grocery store, fresh fruit for sweetness, orange liqueur for a little bite, and prosecco to add a sparkling element. After chilling for at least four hours, this 5-ingredient sangria will be your new summer drink of choice. Enjoy responsibly!

Authentic Spanish 5-Ingredient Sangria Pitcher


Recipe Type: Beverages
YIELDS6 Glasses
PREP TIME
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME
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  • 5 cups dry red wine (shiraz works well)
  • 2/3 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 naval oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 3/4 cup prosecco
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Directions

1. Slice the oranges into 1/4-inch slices and chop the apples into 1/2-inch cubes.
2. Combine the red wine, orange liqueur, oranges, and apples in a large pitcher and chill for at least four hours. Chilling overnight is preferred.
3. Just before serving, add the prosecco.
4. Serve chilled.

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