Sangria should taste like a pitcher of mediterranean sunshine. But far too often, it’s more like someone mixed a liter of sugary soda with some cheap red wine.
But this summertime sangria recipe from Sarah Yates of A House In The Hills is a keeper – crisp and not too sweet, the way it’s supposed to be!
Just remember the cardinal sangria rule: it’s always stronger than you think.
1 bottle pinot noir
4½ oz vodka
3 oz peach schnapps
1½ oz Grand Marnier
⅓ fresh pineapple, sliced into wedges
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 peach, sliced
½-1 liter soda water
1-2 cups pineapple juice
1. Combine all fruit + alcohol in a large pitcher.
2. Use equal parts soda water and pineapple juice to fill remainder of pitcher after all fruit and alcohol has been added.
3. Let sit before enjoying. It gets even better on day 2!
4. Stir, pour over ice and enjoy!
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Photos: Sarah Yates