This crazy good sangria is a must-have recipe! Made with Tempranillo wine, rum, and fresh fruit, this sangria recipe is a home run. You’re going to love the fruity, bubbly, balanced taste of this homemade sangria. This sangria is soooo good, it’s crazy good!
My boyfriend and I aren’t even huge sangria drinkers. Wait, scratch that, we used to not be huge sangria drinkers. This sangria is now one of our favorite drinks. My boyfriend calls it the-sangria-I-wish-I’d-been-served-last-time-I-ordered-sangria sangria! I totally agree.
What makes this sangria crazy good is how well-balanced it is. It’s not too sweet or too tart, and it contains the perfect amount of alcohol. A lot of bars and restaurants don’t get the ratio right. Oftentimes their sangria will be too diluted with juice or contain too little alcohol. But, this sangria is spot on.
One of the reasons it’s so good is the wine in it, Tempranillo. Ever heard of it? It’s a Spanish red wine with a rich, earthy flavor. I really recommend you get it if you can. It comes in a wide variety of price ranges, and it’s one of the reasons this sangria tastes so good. But, if you can’t find it, settle for another dry red.
Another great thing about this sangria is that is contains rum instead of brandy. The rum compliments the Spanish wine and gives it a lighter taste. The booze along with the apple juice and ginger ale,…well, let’s just say it’s crazy good.
The best part about this (or any sangria) is the fresh fruit. Oh my gosh, don’t you love spooning out the alcohol infused fruit at the bottom of every glass? The fruit tastes so heavenly with all the sangria soaked into it.
Is there a better way to eat fresh fruit? I think not.
This sangria contains four types of fruit: granny smith apple, white peach, lemon, and blueberries. I strongly recommend that you follow the recipe and use one granny smith apple and half a lemon, but feel free to swap the peach and blueberries for other fruits. Use whatever is in season and you really like. Mango, kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, whatever! As long as you pick fresh fruit you love to eat, it’ll taste great.
Cheers to that.
This sangria is perfect any time of year: summer, winter, fall, or spring. A lot of cocktails only shine during certain times of the year, but this sangria always works. I’ve enjoyed it a lot this summer, but I also want to bottle and gift it when the holidays roll around. Wouldn’t that be neat- make a big batch, portion it in small bottles, and give it away at the holidays? I’ll let you know if I end up doing that this winter.
This sangria is too special to drink alone. It’s meant to be enjoyed with someone you love. So, curl up with your partner or sit with a close friend when you enjoy it. It’s so cliché, but yesterday when I was sitting outside with my boyfriend and sipping on this sangria, all I could think is- this is as good as it gets. My favorite thing in the world is spending quality time with the people I love, and this sangria is the perfect drink for those special moments.
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Okay, enough chit-chat. It’s time for crazy good sangria!
- 1 granny smith apple, chopped
- 1 white peach, sliced
- 1/2 of a lemon, sliced
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
- 1 bottle of Tempranillo wine (or other dry red)
- 1/2 cup light rum
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 and 1/2 cups ginger ale
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- In a large bowl or pitcher place apple, peach, lemon, and blueberries (optional). Add wine, rum, apple juice, ginger ale, and sugar. Stir well. Place in refrigerator. Serve after 1 hour. Yields 6 to 8 servings.