Sunset Sangria Recipe
This sweet and refreshing punch makes a beautiful centerpiece for your next summer gathering. With sliced citrus fruit, raspberries, and pineapple juice, you may want to make a couple batches--just in case.
This is our second attempt at making sangria. This turned out better than our last attempt for sure. Was very good. Will definitely be making it again!
I really like this recipe. I use a cheap rosé wine that's about $12. The only thing I do differently is I use a pineapple vodka in place of regular vodka. It makes it more fruity or tropical tasting. I also didn't want to have the alcohol from the vodka over power the taste of the fruit and wine. It's delicious. I've doubled this recipe as well. I think it would be good with any fruit flavored vodka. I'd like to experiment with different flavors of vodka or add different fruits to see how it turns out. Yummy!
We made a double batch (following directions exactly) of this last night for a birthday party. Very nice! As has been mentioned, goes down quite easily! Several notes for y'all: 1) Doubling the recipe doesn't necessarily mean doubling the fruit. Next time: 2) I might skip (or at least lessen) the simple syrup as it made it a tad too sweet for my personal taste, especially since I plan to 3) make ice cubes out of the remaining pineapple juice that I will add to the Sangria at the last minute; 4) and I will serve it in a punch bowl so that my guests can get a couple pieces of fruit with each cup. 5) A 9-oz. clear plastic cup, short and wide at the top, is the perfect sized cup to enjoy this delightful Sangria at an outdoor gathering. Yum! [If this matters to you, because of the pineapple juice, the Sangria is cloudier in appearance than the photo might indicate.]
Well, you don't really taste the vodka, but it's a little sweet, which keeps it from 5 stars. Very easy to make. Unless you have triple sec and vodka already, it's going to be expensive. Still worth it! Enjoyable. Worth a try.
A generous amount of rum gives this red wine sangria a distinctive Caribbean twist. It's sure to go quickly at a barbeque on a hot day.