This year was so crazy that we have no problem spicing up our Christmas traditions. And that's why we're drinking winter sangria instead of punch this year!
Late summer evenings and freshly made tapas are the first two things that come to mind when the would-be bartender in your circle of friends invites you over and says there's going to be sangria? When Spain gave the world its famous brew - a type of punch traditionally made from red wine and chopped fruit on ice - we adopted it as just that: a drink for hot days. But what if we told you we got it all wrong about the seasons?
December 20th is the official sangria day - an unusual date for a cocktail, which is ubiquitous, especially at occasional pool parties and mild summer evenings. If you spice up the sangria mixture with the right spices, seasonal fruits and a dash of whiskey or brandy, this crunchy and cooling drink will also be perfect for cooler days.
You need that for the wintry sangria
Recipe for 5 drinks
- 1 bottle of red wine (we recommend a Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2 oranges - sliced
- 1 lemon - cut
- 1 lime - cut
- 1/2 pineapple - diced
- a handful of blackberries
- Ginger ale
- Optional: brandy and rock sugar
Recipe: This is how you make the sangria yourself
The preparation of sangria is very easy - just cut and dice all the fruits, put them in a jug, add a little sugar candy if necessary, and pour on the red wine. Add ginger ale to your taste and add 3cl brandy to the jug if you like. Mix everything well and let rest for at least three to four hours. The homemade sangria is ready!