Jay's Secret Sangria Recipe
Jay is a bartender who kindly donated his recipe to our website. This recipe makes a huge amount of Sangria - Jay did this for a bar somewhere in Massachusetts - so prepare for a big party!
4 750ml bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, warm
1 750ml bottle White Zinfandel, warm
3/4 quart orange juice
2 small cans pineapple juice
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
3 oranges, wheeled
3 limes, quartered
6 strawberries, halved
1 can Sprite
Get a large bucket or container. Pour in the cabernet sauvignon, white zinfandel, orange juice, pineapple juice, Grand Marnier, oranges, limes, and strawberries. Let it sit warm for about 2 hours.
Now it's time for the full soak. Get it into a refrigerator or cooler and let it set overnight.
In the morning, add in the Sprite. That way the fizziness of the Sprite stays fresh.
When serving, pour over ice and add fresh fruit.
To turn this into a smaller portion 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 a small amount's 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 :)