Kathlene surprised us at this year’s ‘Sangria Madness’ with a refreshing summer sangria that substitutes sparkling wine for table wine. This was a favorite among the participants – with the ‘classic sangria‘ and watermelon cucumber close seconds. Make sure to use a quality prosecco or sparkling wine. We used Roederer Estate Brut for this one – it is the house bubbly at Sidewinder. Happy Summer!

Ingredients

  • 1/8 Cup Peach Brandy
  • 1/8 Cup Cointreau
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 Orange – sliced
  • 8 strawberries – quartered
  • 8 raspberries
  • 8 blackberries
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 Bottle (750mL) Sparkling Wine

Directions

Mix all the ingredients except wine until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate overnight.

Before serving, add sparkling wine, top with ice, stir before serving.

*Brandy or rum is almost always added to a Sangria recipe. The distillates compensate for the watering down caused by adding fruits, juices, and sparkling water. You can make a Sangria without adding brandy or rum, but it will not taste as rich or balanced.

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