By Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
Just for insiders, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian shares his recipe for a Red Sangria, a Spanish-inspired medley of fresh fruit flavors mingled with the gorgeous taste of a bright red wine. This festive cocktail is great with Spanish Tempranillo, but we recommend a more full-bodied lush approach with our George Phillips Red Blend.
2 bottles fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais
1 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1 cup brandied pitted cherries
1 cup sliced fresh peaches or nectarines
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup elderflower liqueur, such as St-Germain
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 bottle cava
Fresh mint, for garnish
Combine the wine, orange liqueur, cherries, peaches, raspberries, elderflower liqueur and lemon zest in a large-mouth glass bowl or cruet.
Stir gently with a wooden spoon, then refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Just before serving, pour in the cava and stir very gently.
Put large ice cubes in glasses, ladle the sangria into the glasses and garnish with fresh mint.
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Ravishing in red and wonderful in white, wine looks good in every color. Though, we think a chilled glass looks especially pretty in pink.