WINTER RECIPES: BOMB SANGRIA RECIPE FOR THE HOLIDAY TURN UP
Updated: Jun 17
holiday party season is in full swing! office parties, house parties, cookie parties, potlucks...the list is endless. and we all know that we can't be showin' up to these shindigs empty handed, but who has the time to always cook side dishes or entrees for all these things? and honestly, sometimes we don't want to be the person that's always bringing chips and salsa to the party.
one thing's for sure though, you can never go wrong with a good beverage. and while I'm not a 'punch' or 'jungle juice' type of girl, I do love me a nice glass of sangria.🍷
making sangria is something that has always been a big part of my life when it came to special events. and we don't mess around with that store bought sangria. no, no, no. my mom taught me how to make it when I was...I don't know...maybe 12 or 13 years old, and since then I have taken it and played around with it using different wines, fruits and flavors. but today I decided to share with you all the original recipe straight from my mom's kitchen.💃🏻
it's simple, classic, definitely tasty, and even has a lil' kick to it.😉
let's get to it!
the portions for this recipe are based off of using two 750mL bottles of wine, which will make you about 10 to 12-5oz glasses of sangria so if you're making it for a larger party, you can adjust the portions based on that.
what you'll need:
2-750mL bottles of merlot or cabernet sauvignon
2-50mL bottles of cognac/brandy
1-50mL bottle of grand marnier
1-20oz bottle of orange soda
1-11.5oz bottle of orange juice
2-medium apples (I use granny smith)
2-medium to large oranges (I use navel oranges)
from here, it's really easy.
dice the apples, and slice the oranges first, and place them at the bottom of your serving container (to let them soak up all the yumminess).
I like to layer the ingredients (although not necessary by any means), so I start with one bottle of wine, then one cognac, one wine, one cognac, then the grand marnier, then the orange soda, then orange juice.
stir it all together and let it sit in the fridge for about 4-5 hours before bringing it to the festivities to enjoy.
happy sippin' y'all!🍷
I hope this you found this recipe helpful when you're planning what to bring to your next holiday get-together.
If you decide to make it I would love to know if you and the party goers enjoyed it! be sure to snap a few pics and tag me in them on the 'gram.
thanks so much for reading and feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.💕