How make sangria with wine

Can you use any wine for sangria?

The best wine for sangria is Garnacha (also called Grenache) or Pinot Noir. Garnacha comes from Spain, so it’s my top pick for authentic Spanish sangria! Choose an inexpensive wine (under $20) that you would enjoy on its own.

What makes a wine a sangria?

A traditional Spanish libation, sangria is a wine-based “punch” that includes seasonal fruit, a sweetener, brandy, and sometimes a splash of soda water. Wine takes the center stage in this pitcher cocktail, so choose a wine that is fruity but dry, has good acidity, and is lower in tannins.

How long should sangria soak?

Soak: for extra juicy flavorful sangria let the fruit soak in the wine for at least eight hours or overnight. This is a matter of preference. When soaking, the fruit flavors and wine meld together, creating the most sumptuous sangria.

What is traditional sangria made of?

What is sangria made of? Traditional Spanish sangria is made with red wine, water, herbs, spices, and fruit. Today’s sangrias have a wide variety of ingredients, and each recipe is different. Soda and brandy are common modern additions.

What type of white wine is best for sangria?

When it comes to choosing the white wine for your sangria your best bets are dryer, more acidic, and crisp fresh whites like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, or Grenache Blanc. An Albariño, Moscato, or rosé would be nice too.

What fruits are in sangria?

You can use almost any fruit in sangria, although slices of orange or lemon are a common choice. Spanish chef José Pizarro likes to use cherries, peaches or strawberries, and always marinates his fruit the day before making sangria.

Do you need brandy for sangria?

All that said, you can make sangria without brandy so if you’re just not into getting the extra bottle, skip it, the sangria will still taste great without it. You can also substitute brandy for other liqueur (triple sec and Grand Marnier are a popular choice).

How do you cut fruit for sangria?


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