Red wine in Summer? Sangria!!!

When the heat of the Summer Sun has become too much for you to bare the only thing to do is sit back and relax with a long cold glass of something delicious……. but is this possible as a red drinker??

As a Red Wine lover I have always found Summer difficult, when the heat is on all I want a cold drink! So what is the solution? Turn to the much loved Spanish tradition of Sangria; sounds good to me!

Here is a quick, easy and most importantly DELICIOUS recipe that can be whipped together in seconds with your favourite red, a bit of rum for a kick and fruit for some zesty palette cleansing.

What’s in it:

  • 2 bottles chilled dry red wine (Or your favourite)
  • 1 cup brandy (Traditionally used but can be substituted with your favourite dark spirit instead)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges, finely sliced
  • 2 lemons, finely sliced
  • 3 limes, finely sliced
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped chunky
  • 2 cups cold soda water

What to do:

Find your favourite water pitcher or jug and add the wine, brandy and OJ. Here is where you can add a little sugar if you have a sweeter taste but i find if the oranges are ripe they work perfectly. Add the fruits and put in the fridge for at least an hour then add cold Soda water to serve. If you want to drink it immediately then add the cold Soda and lots of ice.

Serving suggestion: find a lounger by the pool and a good book!