This week we celebrated National Sangria Day on December 20th, 2017. Sangria is a delicious, refreshing drink, in the summer but still very enjoyable in the winter. This drink is a combination of red or white wine with club soda, brandy, sugar and fruit . It originated in Spain and there are a large variety of recipes.
This is one of my favorite Sangria recipes using red wine since it’s winter time:
Make sure all ingredients are chilled. In a large punch bowl mix the juices and sugar. Add in the wine, club soda, brandy, fruit and ice if desired, Serve immediately. You can also add some cinnamon sticks for additional flavor.
If you don’t have time to make it yourself visit one of our Northern Arizona tasting rooms for some amazing sangria. Two of my favorites are at Oak Creek Winery and Javelina Leap.
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.