Springtime Quencher: Fruity Sangria

May 17, 2013

Fruity sangria is a beautiful and delicious springtime cocktail that also serves as a great centerpiece! This sangria recipe is kicked up a notch with the addition of brandy and triple sec. Use a combination of your favorite fruits or stick to the ones we've used here. For optimal flavor, make ahead (without the ice) and refrigerate overnight. This allows the fruit and alcohol flavors to meld.

Fruity Sangria
8-10 servings

2 bottles dry red table wine
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup simple-syrup (optional)
Peaches, sliced
Oranges, halved or cut into rings
A handful each of raspberries and blueberries
Ice cubes (freeze edible flowers in your cubes for added touch!)

Combine all ingredients in a large jug or beverage container and serve. If making ahead, add the ice cubes just before serving