What is Sangria? And more importantly, what makes a great Sangria?
Sangria is a nice wine-based punch, common in Spain and Portugal, using fruit and other ingredients. And this is the rare case where a cheap wine will be just fine, as Haskell's President Ted Farrell explains in this edition of Quick Pours:
Your first decision is whether to make a white wine or a red wine Sangria. Always use an inexpensive wine, because you're adding so many other ingredients that it makes no sense to waste a really expensive wine.
Then after that, you can add leftover cordials like Grand Marnier, or even some brandy. You could also put in a citrus soda like Sprite, 7Up or Sierra Mist, if you want your Sangria on the sweeter side. But if you wan it on the drier side, use a sparkling water like San Pellegrino or Perrier.
Next, you add fruit. Generally, you want to pick fruits that are in season, but that's really up to you — choose the fruits that will give the Sangria your favorite flavors.
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