Rioja Red Sangria

dotw logoSangria says summer. An easy, tasty treat for perfect for summertime BBQs and parties. The folks at Campo Viejo share one of their signature recipes.

Sangria officially came to the US for the first time at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish world area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made!

Recipes typically mix wine, brandy, lemon or orange soda and fresh fruits, served over ice. It’s one of the most individualistic drinks on the market. Don’t even think of buying a mix at the store—have fun and create your own! Take your favorite red wine, your favorite fruits and make your own signature sangria.

Rioja Red SangriaIngredients

  • 1 bottle of Campo Viejo Crianza 2005 (or another Spanish red wine will do in a pinch)
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 sweet white peach cubed
  • 1 orange cubed
  • 1 apple cubed
  • 1 can orange soda
  • 1 can lemon soda
  • 1 tray ice cubes
  • 1 orange sliced

Instructions

Pour the bottle of Campo Viejo Crianza and triple sec into a ceramic pitcher and stir in the sugar with the wooden spoon. Add fruit and stir. To enrich the flavors, be sure to chill the sangria overnight.

Add sodas, ice cubes, and orange slices the next day 15 minutes prior to serving.

Courtesy of Campo Viejo.

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