November has started out on such a wonderful note for me. First a wedding, then I learnt how to make Sangria’s with the girls this past weekend and they were absolutely delicious. I always say this , i have my own twist to every recipe, whether I find it online or a friend share is. I always want to have ingredients that make sense to me so I always encourage everyone to seek inspiration and just go for it!
So as I said , this past weekend I learnt how to make sangria with my former editor M and my god friend Sharon. I have always been a fan of the drink but I am not too huge of a fan of it when it has either cinnamon or nutmeg. I think it’s just my taste buds, and the fact that i am always looking for a fresh and bright drink. I mean that’s the only reason I take tequila, for the lemon lol ( Don’t judge my reasoning, it has worked for me)
They say when making sangria it’s always best to use cheap wine, I actually agree because you wouldn’t want to alter the flavor profile of a good bottle of wine right? You get to basically change how it tastes with the ingredients you use. I had two bottles of sweet red wine which is not ideally the way to go but I had a good compromise. I decided to go for soda water as opposed to using sprite because it was already sweet enough. So it’s entirely up to you. You make the call.
So when it comes to coming your sangria the steps to remember.
1. Get yourself a nice sizable pitcher. You want to have as much space to be able to make as much sangria lol. Trust me you can’t have enough.
2. Throw in your fruits. We went for something simple which was oranges and grape fruit.I wanted something bright for my sangria so that’s what I went for. You can go for grapes, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, the list is endless. Just don’t go putting n any bananas, that shit ain’t cute.
3.Add in your aromatics. This is where I went for fresh basil and mint. You can go for fresh chillies for that extra heat, to some rosemary or even whole cinnamon sicks.
4.Let’s drop in that wine, don’t hold back just pour it all in honey. Get them drunk!
5. Ideally you should add in some brandy at this point but I didn’t have any so I left that out.
6. Add in YOUR MIXERS. As I said earlier , this is the point where I had to make the decision of whether to use club soda?soda water or some lemon soda/sprite. I went for the club soda because my sangria already had two sweet aspects to it already. That being said it was absolutely delicious.
7.CHILL IT, LET THOSE FLAVORS TINDER THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER LOL AND SERVE.
If you guys, get to try this recipe tag me please I wold absolutely love to see how it goes for you and your friends.