Sparkling Red Wine Sangria is a fabulously easy make-ahead cocktail. The longer the fruit soaks, the more of the sangria it absorbs for a snack once you finish your cocktail!
Sparkling Red Wine Sangria is a fantastic year-round cocktail. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, batch cocktails like this red wine sangria are always a great choice. The best thing about my favorite sangria recipes is that the longer it sits, the better it tastes!
SPARKLING RED WINE SANGRIA
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I like to start this sparkling red sangria with a bold red wine. A red blend is my wine of choice, but you could also use a merlot, cabernet, or pinot noir. For this particular sangria, I love using apples and oranges, but not just any apples and oranges. I highly recommend a crisp, sweet, and tart pink lady apple. They have incredible flavor, and a white flesh, which ends up turning different shades of pink, depending on how long you let the fruit soak. I also recommend Cara Cara oranges as they also have fantastic flavor and are very juicy.
Next comes the orange-flavored liqueur, like Grand Marnier or triple sec. The liqueur brings out the flavors in the fruit. To sweeten the sangria and balance things out I added apple juice as well. I like using an unfiltered honey crisp cider, but you can use your favorite brand. Finally, add a splash of sparkling water for some bubbles, or you could use a sparkling apple cider which adds a little more flavor to your drink. You could also top this sangria with prosecco instead to take this drink from fabulous to super fabulous!
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Tools used to make this Sparkling Red Wine Sangria
Pitcher: I love pitcher drinks and this pitcher always gets oohs and ahhs from my friends and readers.
Measuring Cup: I have a set of these measuring cups as long as I can remember. They come in 3 different sizes for all your cooking needs!
Wine Glasses: Keep a set of stemmed wine glasses on hand to feel posh drinking your favorite glass of vino, sangrias, or punches!
- 1 750mL bottle red wine
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- 1 orange, sliced and quartered
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- sparkling water, sparkling apple juice, or prosecco
- In a glass container, combine wine, fruit, liqueur, and apple juice. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour, but at least 4 hours is recommended.
- To serve, pour sangria and a scoop of fruit into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water, sparkling apple juice, or prosecco, depending on preference.
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