I've been making Sangria since I was 20 and a friend of mine served it at her cottage. Cid and her family were amazing cooks and every time I visited their cottage, I was in awe of the delicious food they served. My mother was not the best cook, nor was she creative in her cooking so everything I've learned, I've learned from other people. I have a couple other recipes of Cid's that I continue to make on occasion, but this remains my favorite version of Sangria, except for that time I had it with Tequila, but we're not talking about that one. (kidding)
This photo is just the base. I let it sit all day in the refrigerator and added the wine and soda in the evening.
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c hot water
1/2 c brandy
1/4 c Triple Sec
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1.5 liters dry red wine (use cheap, young wine)
1 liter club soda
Dissolve sugar in hot water and pour into a large pitcher. Add Brandy and Triple Sec, orange, lemon and lime slices, give it a good stir and let marinate all day, if possible. Add red wine and club soda, and serve in pretty glasses with lots of ice and a slice of fruit in each glass. Enjoy on the front porch with your feet propped up and a smile on your face.
Really, I love this stuff. Would you please let me know if you make it? I would love to know how you like it.