Sangria is a Spanish wine and fruit punch. Made from whatever fruit is in season and a bottle of plonk, Sangria makes a cheap drop go a long way and is utterly perfect on a hot sticky summers afternoon. If you can, start this recipe 6 hours ahead to allow the flavours to develop.
- 750ml bottle of cheap but full bodied red wine
- selection of fresh fruit, sliced- nectarine, orange, lime, a few strawberries...
- 2 cups orange juice
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup lemonade - optional
Combine the wine and sliced fruit in a jug and refrigerate 6-8 hours or over night to allow the fruit flavours to infuse into the wine.
Add the sugar, orange juice and the lemonade if using and taste. The sweetness can be corrected by adding a little more sugar if required.
Sangria can be fizzy or flat, red or white, basic or flash but always ice cold and fruity!
Add fresh a few sprigs of fresh mint and extra slices of fruit to make the Sangria look pretty before serving.