Sangria is a delicious alcoholic beverage from Spain and since we all know that Spaniards explored to Mexico, it become a part of the culture. If you’ve never tried it, it tastes almost like a punch. Its traditionally made with red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy. The word sangria goes back to the 18th century. It is generally believed to have been taken from the Spanish sangre (blood), in reference to the red color of the drink.
With National Sangria Day coming up on December 20th and the holidays, I wanted to share a crowd-favorite red sangria recipe from world-renowned Italian winery Santa Margherita. This fruity holiday wine cocktail is perfect for holiday entertaining and more. Not only is this recipe quick, and easy, it will also liven up any fiesta you have going this season.
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- 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 1 large apple, chopped
- 1 large pear, chopped
- Seeds of 1 pomegranate
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- Add fruit to a large pitcher. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva. Place in fridge for an hour before serving. Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Add ice to top (optional).
Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita