Red, Red Wine
A refreshing, bright, & citrusy party drink perfect for a hot summer afternoon
Words by Ashley Bowling
No matter the occasion—bachelorette bash, baby shower, birthday party or girl’s night—I always get asked to bring the sangria. Not sure if it’s the refreshing citrus that screams summertime as it hits your lips or the red wine finish that softly whispers down home. Regardless, it’s our favorite way to celebrate after a hard day’s work, relaxing on the back porch, our pup Tyson under foot, lamenting over a good conversation and leaving the stresses of the day behind us.
Whether your night calls for a big celebration or some one-on-one time with your favorite person, this recipe provides the perfect combination of sweet and sour to please any palette. Cheers to making some unforgettable summertime memories!
A Little History…
From its humble beginnings in Spain, Sangria has become a popular party drink around the world. Sangria was first brought to the U.S. at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. The Spanish area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and people have been coming back for more ever since!
Serves: 1 Pitcher (~10 drinks)
*Best when made the day before
1 Bottle of Dry Red Wine
1/2 c. Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
1/2 c. Triple Sec
2 c. Topo Chico
1 c. Cran-Raspberry Juice
3 large Oranges (juiced)
1 Grapefruit (juiced)
3 Limes (juiced)
Limes & Oranges (sliced for garnish)
Mix all ingredients together, stir well. For best flavor, store in refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to meld together. Add sliced lime or orange to pitcher along with your favorite berries if desired. Serve over ice and garnish with lime and orange pinwheels and fresh mint.