Great Party Sangria!
This was a big hit at our last New-Years party!
Note that because of the amount of fruit, this is one place where expensive wine would be a waste.
I used a 5L box of inexpensive “Bisceglia American Burgundy” and it worked great! There’s just no reason to start pouring bottles of $20 wine into the bowl, since by the time you add all the fruit, nobody will know the difference.
Once it’s ready to serve, give it a taste. If it’s too dry or tart, add extra Orange Juice to taste.
|5||Liters||Inexpensive (but drinkable), Full-Bodied Dry Red Wine|
|1||Quart||Orange Juice (fresh squeezed is great, but the plastic jug of Tropicana “No Pulp” works great also.|
|2||Seedless Oranges, sliced 1/2″ disks, then cut in quarters|
|1||Lime, sliced 1/4″ disks, then cut in half|
|1 1/2||Pounds||Red Seedless Grapes, sliced in half|
- Put all ingredients in a 6 liter polycarbonate or glass container with a lid and mix. Place in refrigerator and leave for at least a day. Two days would be better.
Note: If you don’t have a polycarbonate or glass container with a lid, go buy one. Metal and some plastics will give your Sangria an “off” flavor. It shouldn’t be more than $10 and will last forever, and is certainly worth it considering what you’re spending on your party.