Skip the brandy—try bourbon In your sangria!
Traditional sangria recipe calls for brandy but who has brandy laying around the kitchen? And if you are like me, you sometimes purchase one ingredient for a recipe then forget about it for 5 years until you find it in the back of your kitchen cupboard.
Go with bourbon as your spirit. I always have 3 or 4 bottles of bourbon in my bar. Bourbon really takes this traditional sangria to the next level.
|2||Bottles red Rioja Crianza|
|1 c||orange juice|
|1 c||cranberry juice|
|1 c||simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)|
|1||red Apple, cubed|
|1 c||mixed berries|
16 oz seltzer water
Mix all ingredients together excluding seltzer water. Place in refrigerator overnight. Pour sangria mixture over a large ice cube. Finish with 2 oz. of seltzer.