As I wrote in my last post about Pa amb Tomaquet, I will be sharing Spanish recipes this week. And what’s more Spanish than Sangria?? I am actually surprised I haven’t shared this recipe yet, as Sangria is one of my most favourite drinks. There are many recipes on the Internet on how to make Sangria, but I like it the traditional way, just like they make it in Spain! I had the best Sangria ever in Seville a few years ago and this recipe is the closest to that you can get. I like to stick to peaches, apples and bananas as far as the fruit is concerned and, when they are in season, I add some cherries too. Make sure the fruit you use can macerate in the wine without getting mushy. Enjoy and… salud!
Sangria - the most classic of Spanish drinks, fruity and refreshing!
- 750 ml – 3 cups young red wine
- 2 peaches chopped or thinly sliced
- 1 apple chopped
- 10 cherries pitted and halved
- 1 banana chopped
- 500 ml – 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp sugar for the simple syrup
- 500 ml – 2 cups soda water
Make a simple syrup by mixing the sugar in the boiling water. Let it cool down completely.
Put the red wine and chopped fruits in a jug.
Add the orange and lemon juice and stir well.
Add the simple syrup and cinnamon stick. Stir well and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Refrigerate.
Just before serving, add the soda water and mix well.
Serve on ice and enjoy.