April 30, 2013

Simple Fruity Red Wine Sangria

Red Wine Sangria

I can’t help myself, Cinco de Mayo is just days away and I’ve got sangria on the brain. Of all of the drinks I missed last summer, sangria was the one I missed most. To me, enjoying a big glass alongside a bowl of chips and guacamole on the back porch is the epitome of summer. I love the way a good sangria is just a tiny bit sweet and filled with the flavors of fresh fruit. In fact, in the summer I will take it over a glass of wine any day of the week. In celebration of the upcoming holiday I thought I would share one of my favorite sangria recipes. There will be more great Mexican dishes coming up this week. Also, if you need some recipes you don’t see I highly recommend these taco salad and nacho recipes from Kraft. We’ll likely have a whole fiesta planned by Friday!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kraft. The opinions and recipes are wholly my own.


Simple Fruity Red Wine Sangria


1 bottle red wine (Rioja is preferred)
½ cup apricot brandy
1 cup plain black iced tea
½ cup simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar – warmed on a stovetop until sugar dissolves)
5 orange slices
5 apple slices


Mix everything together in a pitcher and serve!

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This delicious beverage is ideal for Cinco de Mayo – or any summer gathering!

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10 minutes prep time


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