It is that time of year again, time for me to make a red sangria – one of my favorite drinks to make. It is so simple. This time I halved the recipe. Double everything below for more (I like to mix half Beaujolais and pinot noir together).
1 cup grapes
1 cup apple juice
1/3 cup Grand Marnier
1 tbsp sugar
1 orange (blood or navel)
1 bottle fruity wine (I like Beaujolais)
1 cinnamon stick
Cut up fruit and mix it all in an attractive pitcher. Cover and chill over night in the refrigerator. Serve chilled or on ice.
Warning: This is not fruit juice, it is really strong….don’t make the mistake one of my family members did and pour yourself too much at once.
My recipe is inspired by a similar recipe from Cooking Light (December 2004). For a similar recipe, see here.