Italian Restaurant Sangria Recipe
I've loved the sangria made by an Italian restaurant (ahem, an Olive Garden) near us. Finally we went there one night with friends and had a few each, to get the flavor. We then experimented until we came up with a rather good approximation. If you love Italian food, give this one a try! It's very fresh, light and fruity!
Grenadine is a non-alcoholic pomegranate-based red mixer.
2 750ml bottles fruity red wine (Chianti works well)
15oz Cranberry juice
8oz Sweet Vermouth
1 orange, wheeled
In a pitcher or large bowl, add in the red wine, cranberry juice, grenadine and sweet vermouth. Stir well. Add in a few cherries and orange circles.
Let sit overnight in the fridge if possible. Serve over ice the next day, and enjoy!
To turn this into a single-glass sangria recipe, a typical assumption is that one 750ml bottle of wine yields four large glasses of wine. Divide all ingredients shown by four. If you're making just one glass worth you probably don't want to wait for the overnight soaking. If the mixture doesn't soak, you just won't get as much of the fruit / berry flavors permeating the sangria.
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Note: I created these sangria recipes and have had them online for years. If you find similar sangria recipes elsewhere, it's because someone copied my idea. I do appreciate it when visitors write in to warn me about the plagiarism - but usually there's not much I can do about it! What's really funny is when they copy my design right down to my sangria pitcher. That's a bit much :)