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Cinco de Mayo lands on Saturday this year, but there is a good chance this batch of Sangria won’t be there to celebrate. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ll cave and drink the whole pitcher tonight while catching up on Cougar Town and Modern Family. A girls gotta have something in her left hand while the right hand works the remote control.
Hey, I could double fist it, so I’m demonstrating some semblance of self control. Right?
Sangria is either hit or miss so we were determined to pull together a crowd please for you. In my case, there will be no crowd, but we’ve already covered that topic.
This Sangria recipe is quick and easy to make and one you’ll whip out every Cinco de Mayo. The booze required is relatively inexpensive also, which is a bonus!
- ½ Cup Brandy (or Grand Marnier)
- ½ Cup Triple Sec
- Dry Red Wine (750 ML)
- ¼ Cup Lemon juice
- ¼ Cup Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
- ⅓ Cup Orange Juice
- ¼ Cup White Sugar
- 1 Lemon (Sliced Into Rounds)
- 1 Orange (Sliced Into Rounds)
- 1 Lime (Sliced Into Rounds)
- 2 Cups Carbonated Water
- Mix together brandy, Triple Sec, red wine, lemon juice, orange juice, lemonade concentrate and sugar.
- Refrigerate up to 24 hours (minimum 4 hours)
- Add fresh strawberries, lemon, lime and orange slices about 3-4 hours before serving. You can do it earlier, but they don’t stay as pretty and they start to ferment.
- Right before serving, add carbonated water. You don’t want to add this too early as it will go flat. Feel free to add Ginger Ale if that’s all you have on hand.
This recipe was inspired by this basic sangria recipe.