Red wine champagne sangria is just in time for spring, Cinco De Mayo, and the upcoming summer months. This drink is so fabulous it is actually perfect for any occasion at any point throughout the year. I have a feeling this is going to be my first choice for patio drinking this summer. I am looking forward to many summer days curled up on my deck with a good book and a pitcher of this red wine champagne sangria right alongside.
Calories: 160 Fat: 2G Net Carbs: 18G Protein: 1G
I attended a bridal shower this past weekend for a very close friend. As a bridesmaid, I took on some of the responsibility of helping prepare a food dish and a drink. The theme for the shower was “Around the World.” The shower featured food and drinks from various areas around the world. I had been dying to experiment with empanadas. I went to an amazing authentic Argentinian restaurant for my birthday a few years ago. I have been hooked every since! Since then, I have had them in many different forms: steak, shrimp, cheese, etc. Check out my amazing Beef and Cheese Empanadas recipe here. Sangria sounded like a great drink to accompany the empanadas. The sangria was a hit and I had a wonderful time at the event!
Red sangria is amazing, but adding champagne seemed like it would be EPIC. Mimosas are the craze right now because of the booming popularity of gourmet brunch. Why not combine the two and enjoy the best of both worlds?
This sangria makes the perfect party punch! I packed up a batch and took it with me to the bridal shower. It was gone in what felt like the blink of an eye!
Items that will assist with this recipe:
Crisa Impressions by Libbey 80 Ounce Clear Glass Pitcher
2014 Black Oak California Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine 750 ml
Red Wine Champagne Sangria
Red wine champagne sangria is delicious, refreshing, and perfect for the spring and summer months. This sangria includes juicy, fresh fruit.
- 1 bottle dry, red wine
- 2 cups champagne
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 orange sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
Add the fresh fruit and sangria to the bottom of a pitcher. Use a large spoon to press down on all the ingredients. Stir.
Add the wine. Stir again until fully combined.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until chilled.
Top off the pitcher or each individual glass with chilled champagne prior to serving. This will give the glass a fizzy appearance. If you add the champagne prior to refrigeration you will likely lose the fizz.