I recently went to an end-of-summer party. The food was great, and the drinks were even better! My friend shared her recipe for this cheap and easy Sangria, so I could pass it along! (This recipe makes a lot, but can be altered as needed.)
- 5 large oranges, washed. Slice three of the oranges. Juice the other three.
- 3 large lemons, washed and sliced
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup Triple Sec
- 4 (750 ml) bottles of red wine, chilled
- grapes, berries and apples, washed (optional)
- Prepare the sangria 4-8 hours before serving, so the flavors intensify.
- Add orange and lemon slices (and optional fruit) to two large pitchers (equally). Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each, and use a wooden spoon to stir the fruit slices and sugar together.
- Stir in orange juice, Triple Sec, and wine (again, divided equally between the two pitchers).
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add ice, if desired. (see note)
- Before serving, stir to remix.
*You could also freeze the berries and grapes the night before, and use them as ice to keep the beverage cold.