There is no such thing as someone who ‘kind of’ likes sangria. Either you love your sangria or you don’t love it.
Those of us who love our sangria know how difficult it is to find a drinking establishment that serves sangria and once we find a drinking establishment that serves sangria it is extremely difficult to find one that makes a good sangria mix.
Well fret no longer because we have the best homemade sangria recipe that we could possibly find for you and we are going to share it with you.
You will need one bottle of red wine to start. You can purchase merlot, cabernet, Shiraz, or red zinfandel; it honestly depends on your preferences for wine at this point.
You will also be using ½ cup of sugar, 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of orange juice. Also you will need to have a few cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Basically for this homemade sangria recipe you will mix all of the above ingredients except for the cinnamon sticks and the clove. You will mix all the other ingredients and put them in the refrigerator to chill.
Do not put this in the freezer for a ‘fast chill’ the red wine is not meant to be frozen. Just be patient and make sure you give yourself enough time to make the homemade sangria and chill it before you drink it. Chill for at least 6-8 hours for best taste.
When you take the homemade sangria out of the refrigerator you will add the cinnamon sticks and clove to taste. Basically add them to your specific taste.
We have a few alternate ways to make our best homemade sangria recipe as well. For the first alternate recipe you will need 1 cup of sugar instead of ½ cup of sugar, you will also need apples, oranges, limes and lemons. The difference is before chilling the homemade sangria you will peel all the fruits and either cut them into little bite-sized pieces or tear them into wedges. Put the citrus fruit cubes or wedges and the additional sugar into the homemade sangria mix then chill and proceed.
One more alternative recipe for this sangria is to add 2 tsp of cognac and mandarin peels. You would add the mandarin peels when you add the apples, oranges, limes and lemons.