When Life Gives You Bad Wine Make Sangria!

Over the past couple of years, I have really developed a love for wine. I was watching regular episodes of Winelibrarytv.com and learning about different varieties. I love a good Malbec from Spain or Argentina or a nice crisp Savignon Blanc from Washington or Australia. However, I am also a wine lover on a strict budget. On more than one occasion I have brought home a wine that was less than stellar. My solution is to use it for Sangria. You can’t go wrong with traditional red Sangria. Just cut up some citrus, add wine and ice and you have a party. Set up some tapas and you are all set.


Traditional Sangria
1 lemon sliced thinly
1 orange sliced thinly
2 lime sliced thinly
1/4 cup of brandy
1 whole bottle of red wine
1/2 cup of sugar
club soda to top off glass

1. Mix sugar and brandy until dissolved into pitcher
2. Add bottle of red wine
3. Add slices of fruit and stir then add ice
4. Add club soda to glass prior to serving.






7 responses to “When Life Gives You Bad Wine Make Sangria!”

  1. Julie Avatar

    Ooooooh…I am a sangria lover…thanks for recipe…didn’t realize there is brandy in there!!! I must try this one weekend!!!

  2. Sparow Avatar

    Mmmm. I love sangria (easy on the brandy in mine, though). And also white sangria…. I’ve always been intimidated by how much fruit I feel like I’m obligated to put in there though…this is great-you make it so easy! 🙂

  3. Curmudgeon Avatar

    I’m still drinking my morning coffee but your title brought me right on over. Here’s a Spanish toast to go with your sangria. ­¡Salud, amor y pesetas, y el tiempo para disfrutarlas! Health, love, and money, and time to enjoy them!

    1. nkristis Avatar

      Cheers to you! I love the name of your website. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Katie Avatar

    I used to really enjoy Argentinean Malbecs. God I loved that wine. And then me and wine had a come to Jesus meeting last November. I can’t even smell the stuff without practically gagging. Guess it’s better that way – just stick to beer because I have a tendency to drink too much anyway, and wine is scary for that.

    My friends all love Sangria, I shall pass this recipe along. Salud!

    1. nkristis Avatar

      I hear you, we all have a Achilles heel. I don’t drink much beer but I do enjoy a nice rich stout every once in a while.

  5. Katie Avatar

    Wait wait! Sorry. I mean Chilean Malbecs. I think.

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