After completely overestimating our carrying ability for the Otter Trail, we were left with a 5l papsak of red wine and one of two options:
decant the completely unclassy papsak into a completely classy decanter and serve to unsuspecting friends at a dinner party (for this option, be sure to mention the nose and the bouquet and the balance to throw them further off the trail), or
make a sangria
This week I decided to do the latter and it was a massive success – much more delicious than I ever though red wine, brandy and oranges could be. This is definitely a recipe to repeat, and despite being red wine – a refreshing summer drink.
Makes enough for 8 – 10 people (a couple of tumblers each)
1.5l red wine (2 bottles – or just measure from that papsak!)
250ml freshly squeezed orange juice
250ml soda water
4 tablespoons sugar
Lots of ice
- Slice the lemons and oranges and cube the apples, set aside
- In a large bowl (at least 3.5l) mix together the wine, oranges, and brandy. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add the fruit and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Add the soda water and serve with plenty of ice.