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Cocktail recipe: Red Sangria
© Lucas Allen

Red Sangria

  • 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.

  1. One 750-milliliter bottle fruity red wine, such as Merlot
  2. 4 ounces brandy
  3. 3 ounces Simple Syrup
  4. 1 cup mixed chunks of seeded oranges, lemons and limes
  5. Ice
  1. 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.