Sangria is really a fruit-infused wine, traditionally with a splash of lemon juice. To make it good, you really need to prepare it a few days before you actually need it (and allow it to chill in the fridge the entire time) in order to allow the flavors to meld. If you’re like me, you forget and need a quick recipe in order to pretend like you had planned for it all along.
2 and 1/4 cups red wine (I used a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, although any red wine will do)
1/2 cup pulp-free orange juice
1/4 peach, chopped
1 Tablespoon blackberries, smashed
Directions: In a small pitcher, combine wine and juice. Add fruit. Stir. Chill for at least ONE hour. When you’re ready to serve, add ice.
Makes: 2 and 1/2 cups – or – (5) one half cup servings. If you’re good. Or even better: double the recipe, split it with a friend, and party like it’s 1999.