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We Pinned It: Sangria

Sangria originated in Spain and Portugal but has steadily gained popularity stateside. There’s even a country song that extols its virtues (sort of)!

The basic recipe is red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, with a small amount of added brandy. Of course, that is just a point of departure. Although it is typically enjoyed in the warmer months, apple caramel and orange cinnamon versions allow us to enjoy this fruity beverage in the fall and winter months too.

Apple Pie Sangria. I'm making this for Thanksgiving dinner at my house. I even found the same container to serve it in at Target!!:

The taste isn’t the only thing that matters, though. While a red solo cup holds the magical elixir that is sangria quite well, presentation does matter. So, whether you make a single serving or enough for a large crowd, you’ll want to make sure you can see the rich colors of the wine and pretty fruit in some sort of glass container. A large pitcher or a crystal punch bowl work well as do mason jars and vintage bottles.

How To Make Red Wine Sangria — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn For my son's graduation party? Perhaps!:  Sparkling Peach Sangria -- 6-8 peaches, sliced, 2 bottles of Riesling, 1 bottle of sparkling wine, 1/2 bottle of peach vodka. Put everything except the prosecco/sparkling wine in a large pitcher and refrigerate overnight. Before sercing pour in the sparkling wine, stir with wooden spoon and serve.:  Mason Jar Tea - s a growing trend, these trendy mason jars are great to serve cold beverages in.:

As we researched this topic, we found that a lot of people claim to have the “best” sangria recipe ever. So we’ve created a board filled with recipes (and cool ways to serve them) so that you can try them all and decide for yourself!

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