Make a Frozen Sangria by blending together red wine, syrup, fruit chunks, orange liquer, sparking wine and ice. Here’s a simple recipe from 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks by Kim Haasarud and Alexandra Grablewski.
- 2 cups red wine
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup frozen fruit chunks (peaches, berries, apples, grapes, pineapples, etc.)
- 4 oz Cointreau
- 4 oz Ballatore Gran Spumante
- 3 orange wheels, for garnish
- Combine wine, simple syrup, fruit, Cointreau and Spumante in a blender with 5 to 7 ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into three wine goblets and garnish each with an orange wheel.
In addition to red wine, the other alcoholic beverages in Haasarud and Grablewski’s version of this recipe are Cointreau and Ballatore Spumante. Cointreau is a brand of orange liqueur that costs around $22 for a 375 ml bottle. You can also find more affordable substitutes by looking at other “Triple sec” bottles. Ballatore Gran Spumante is a sparkling wine from California with melony flavors. Ballatore Gran Spumante should cost around $7 for a 750 ml bottle.