With summer well underway and Spanish flavours – from wine to tapas and back again – more popular than ever, we wanted to provide you with an easy and delicious Sangria recipe that you can enjoy all summer long!

From picnics to long nights warm evenings in the backyard or at the cottage, this definitive and tasty summer tipple will bring refreshment and sophistication to your next get-together. And what’s a trendy glass of Sangria without some beautiful and simple Spanish tapas to serve along with it? So along with this delicious Sangria recipe, we’ve included a few small bites of tapas inspiration (and recipes!) below…

Sangria Recipe:

1 bottle of La Casona Monastrell
6 oz Spanish Brandy
20 oz of fruit punch or fresh fruit juice (grape, berry, orange or lemonade all work well)
1 Orange
1 Lemon
2 Limes
1 Apple
2 pints of berries (strawberries, raspberries or blackberries all work well)

Directions:

Place diced apple and berries in a bowl and add the Spanish Brandy and allow to rest in the fridge for 4-6 hours, or overnight. When ready to serve, add brandy, apples and berries to a pitcher. Add a generous amount of ice and then pour red wine and fruit juice over top. Add one or two thin slices of each citrus to serving glasses, and then pour Sangria mixture from pitcher. Garnish with a couple of fresh berries or a mint leaf.

Tapas Ideas:

Goat Cheese & Triple Berry Bruschetta: RECIPE

Whipped Ricotta w/ Prosciutto, Fig & Truffle Honey: RECIPE

Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates: RECIPE

Andrew Hanna / Winetrader.ca

Sangria La Casona: Vibrant & Delicious Sangria Recipe with 3 Stunning Tapas Ideas