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Portuguese | Sangria

Posted on January 30, 2018

Most people think of sangria as a Spanish drink, but it is also served in Portugal. We served this cocktail with a Portuguese themed dinner, everyone loved it. We found orange Italian soda (it was actually tangerine) at Whole Foods. We put all the ingredients together, except for the soda, the night before to save time the day of the party.

Yield: at least 10

sangria

Ingredients

750 ml (25 fl oz/3 cups/1 bottle) fruity, sweet red wine (Portuguese or Spanish preferred)

750 ml (25 fl oz/3 cups/1 bottle) good-quality sparkling orange or cloudy lemonade

200 ml (7 oz/generous 3/4 cup) brandy

100 ml (3 1/2 oz/scant 1/2 cup) Cointreau or other orange liqueur

1 orange, washed and cut into half moons

1 lemon, washed and cut into half moons

ice cubes, to serve

 

Method

Mix all the ingredients together, apart from the ice, in a large jug or punch bowl. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours.

When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice and pour the chilled sangria on top.

 

(Ref. "Sangria" recipe, Lisbon cookbook, page 229.)