I was never much of a wine person until a couple of years ago, and even now I am very finicky about the kinds I like, but this sangria is another story. I first had this delightful treat at The Melting Pot, and I fell in love. Since we also love fondue and make it every once and a while for a special treat I ordered their cookbook and crossed my fingers hoping that the recipe was included, and boy was I happy when I opened it to find it was. This is the best sangria I have had to date, and it is ridiculously easy to make. While something about sangria screams summer, I adore it year round 😉 Enjoy, and don’t forget.. drink responsibly!
Sangria (Print Me)
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (I use Riunite Lambrusco, relatively cheap and delicious)
5 oz Triple Sec
2 1/2 oz brandy
5 oz pineapple juice
5 oz orange juice
2-5 tsp sugar (depending how sweet you like it)
5 dashes cinnamon
Lemon-lime soda (regular or diet)
Combine all the ingredients except the soda and stir to combine.
To serve, pour the sangria over ice, top with lemon lime soda, and mix. I prefer about 2/3 glass sangria to 1/3 glass soda, but it is really dependent on your taste. Store in refrigerator.
*If I am making a larger amount I use a 1.5 L bottle of wine and double the rest of the ingredients
Slightly adapted from: The Melting Pot Cookbook