8 October, 2010  |   3 Comments

Helen Jane’s Red Sangria Recipe

Cheers! St. Helena, October

This Sangria recipe received oohs, aahs and actual applause. That was during the 18 minutes before the punch bowl emptied.

1/2 cup brandy
1 lemon’s worth of juice
1/2 a can of lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup liquid from the maraschino cherry jar
1 750ml bottle red wine, I used Purple Cowboy
1/2 cup orange liqueur like Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
10 maraschino cherries
1 liter club soda

In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, bottle of red wine, orange liqueur and sugar.

You can store this tasty mix until right before serving.

At that point, add the lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices, maraschino cherries and club soda.

I can feel your eyes, internet, judging me for the maraschino cherry juice. But it makes a difference. This is a smooth, not boozy-tasting and perfect for an early October porch party.

3 thoughts on “Helen Jane’s Red Sangria Recipe

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    You posted this for me, right??!?

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    Barbara says:

    Hi Helen Jane, you don’t know me but I made your sangria last night for my Halloween dinner guests, and WOWIE it’s soooo good. My guests loved it, too! Thank you so much for sharing it! DEE-LISH!

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