- SERVINGS: Makes 6 drinks
Although Spaniards and Portuguese have been drinking sangria for centuries, the brandy-spiked drink didn’t make an official appearance in the United States until 1964, at the World’s Fair in New York City.
- One 750-milliliter bottle fruity red wine, such as Merlot
- 4 ounces brandy
- 3 ounces Simple Syrup
- 1 cup mixed chunks of seeded oranges, lemons and limes
- In a pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, Simple Syrup and fruit. Refrigerate until the drink is chilled and the flavors are blended, 4 to 8 hours. Serve the sangria in chilled, ice-filled wineglasses.