Berry Sangria

Sangria Senorial, Spanish Red Wine bottle, Brandy and a glass and pitcher full of Berry Sangria.

The Best Sangria

I’ve written and posted a Sangria recipe previously before. That’s not to say that it isn’t the best for it’s genre but that recipe is entirely different, in essence, compared to this one. That Sangria recipe, was a Peach Sangria and it is amazing. This, however, reprises ingredients that make up the general flavors in a particular Mexican soft drink called, “Sangria Senorial”. I’ve included a berry medley in this Sangria recipe to make it different yet full of fruit and fresh flavor, still. Though Sangria is traditionally served with similar ingredients, this recipe is very different and, in my opinion, this is the best sangria.

1 50.7 fl oz bottle of Sangria Senorial.

Sangria Senorial

I don’t think that most of you are aware of my previous work history, experience and/or previous background because I’ve only shared bit’s and pieces from post to post. I am a certified welder and crane operator, among many other things. The point I’m trying to make is that this drink, Sangria Senorial, was on the food trucks that would visit the construction sites and jobs that I’ve worked on for over 20 years. As you may or may not know, many of these food trucks are owned and operated by Hispanics so, I’ve eaten my fair share of Mexican food over the years. This drink, in particular, was usually among the soda selections and one of my favorites to drink with my lunch. It’s a sparkling non-alcoholic Sangria with natural and artificial flavorings or soda. This drink has heavily influenced the way I’ve decided to write this recipe. It’s not the same, by any means, but it does have similar properties but with Alcohol, instead.

1 750 ml bottle of Anciano Reserva 2013 Spanish Red Wine.

Sangria Red Wine

Since Sangria originates from Spain and Portugal, it’s only fitting to use a Spanish red wine so, I picked up this cheap $10 dollar bottle of wine from my state liquor store for this recipe. You may or may not know that I make my own wine and I teach you how to do it as well. But, as I mentioned, for the purposes of this recipe, I felt that it was fitting to use a Spanish Red Wine but, you use what you have. I know that some folks recommend darker wines like a Pinot Noir. Personally, I think that it makes sense to use dry burgundies because Sangria is deluded down and sweetened with so many other ingredients, including fruit, that the balance comes together perfectly.

Berry Sangria bottled ingredients.
Berry Sangria Ingredients:

3 cup Red Wine, 1 750 ml bottle
2 cups Dr Pepper
12 oz Mike’s Hard Lemonade
1/2 cup Simple Syrup
1/4 cup triple Sec
1/4 Cherry shnapps
1/4 cup Brandy
1 lbs Frozen Berry Medley, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries & strawberries

Follow the instructions in the Berry Sangria Video Tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this fruity wine beverage.

Berry Sangria video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet

Peach Sangria

Youtube Peach Sangria1

The Best Sangria

I love a good Sangria.  It’s always so refreshing.  And, what’s there to complain about?  Ingredients include Red Wine, Lemonade, cold soda, Brandy, schnapps and fruit.  Everything about this recipe screams party.  Though it’s normally a drink served in the summer time, I created this Peach Sangria for the fall.  I felt like this would be a great Thanksgiving holiday drink served with all of the traditional recipes that have been handed down to us throughout the years and once you try it, I think you’ll agree.

My Sangria Secret

A good Sangria recipe is going to be packed with flavor and sweetness that balances your meal and should always be served cold.  That’s why I like to make this chillable red wine with Frozen Fruit, instead of fresh.  Sliced peaches can act as ice cubes if they’re previously frozen and they add a wonderful flavor to the mix.  The Lemonade, Mountain Dew and Peach Schnapps adds a wonderful sweet and sour to the wine.  The Brandy binds all of the ingredients together and makes this drink what it is.  Technically, it’s not a sangria with out it.

Be sure to check out some of my favorite vegetable and Thanksgiving recipes, that are in season this time of year, like this Acorn SquashGarlic Mashed PotatoesCroissant Stuffing with MushroomsSweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts, and folks rave about this Green Bean Casserole.

Peach Sangria Ingredients:

1 part Frozen Peach Slices for Ice cubes
1 to 2 parts Red Wine
1 part Peach Schnapps
1/2 part Lemonade
1/2 part Mountain Dew
1/4 part Brandy

Follow the simple instructions in the video tutorial to make this Peach Sangria and I’ll show you just how easy it is to make.