Recipe: Sangria

If there is any one drink I could sip until the sun sets it is Sangria.  It is very easy to drink and has been the culprit of many a lost afternoon.  And most of the evening.

Basically it is thick red wine and orange juice.  I asked a Spanish bartender friend which oranges are best to use for Sangria.  Seville oranges maybe?  He just rolled his eyes at me and produced a bottle of orange Fanta.

Right, ok, then..

So, we need the following:

  • One deep punch bowl and cling film to cover.
  • White Spirit, such as Gin or Tequila  100 ml
  • 500 ml of thick Spanish Red.  Rioja or similar.
  • 500 ml of Orange Fanta
  • The juice of two Seville oranges. (I don't care what anybody says)
  • One more orange, sliced
  • One lemon, cut into wedges
  • Two tablespoons of brown sugar

Add all of the above to the punch bowl, an stir in.  Cover with cling film and leave to sit in a fridge for an hour.  Then serve it up when your Paella is ready.

Chin, chin is Spanish for Cheers.

Apparently. Take a look at all the Spanish recipes here.

Words & photos by chef Nick Gilmartin who can be contacted on @Nick1975 or find out more here.