To make sangria, pour an entire bottle of wine (Rioja is a good choice) in a pitcher and add a cup each of triple sec and orange juice, about half a cup of brandy and chunks of oranges, limes or apples with the peels still on.
Sangria is the drink of casual summer dining and goes well with grilled meats but it also is a delicious accompaniment to spicy foods, traditional Spanish tapas, and crusty breads.
While each region is known for its own specialty drinks and recipes may vary, the most common cocktails include the Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Piña Colada, Daiquiri and Sangria.
When most think of box wine, they think of college-aged students looking for quantity over quality or the type of "mixer" wine you use for Sangria or wine punch.
The traditional claret sangria recipe from the 1800s can be found on a wonderful website that is a treasure trove of sangria recipes, Wine Intro.
Historically, sangria is a Spanish wine punch made with Bordeaux wine or another French red, fortified with brandy and spiked with fruit.
Although sangria has been popular in Spain for centuries, it was first introduced to America at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
Now you can find sangria recipes that include vodka, hot sauce and Irish whiskey, to name a few of the more interesting ingredients.
Beverages: A pitcher of sangria with fresh fruits makes a delicious and aesthetically-pleasing adult beverage for guests to enjoy.
Slightly cigar-shaped, this bag also comes in two other colors besides black; sangria, a bright red, and shadow, a metallic grey.