Serious Eats: Talk
Do you make a great sangria? What are your ingredients and how do you make it?
I almost exclusively make red sangria and I never use carbonated water because I believe it waters down the sangria and unless you're drinking it right away, it obviously doesn't stay carbonated.
Here is my mix:
2, 750-ml bottles decent Rioja or Tempranillo ($8-$14 per bottle)
1/2 cup or to taste, Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy
1/4 cup or to taste, Orange Liqueur such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 can Goya Strawberry Nectar (secret ingredient)
A mix of apples, strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango
Put the ingredients in a pitcher and wait 24 hours before drinking for the best flavor. After 48 hours, the flavor will begin to deteriorate. If the nectar doesn't sweeten the sangria enough, add a little bit of simple syrup to adjust the flavor.