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Red Wine Champagne Sangria

How else to end a week of Latin and Latin-inspired food but with sangria? I’ve never made it, so you know that means I had to give it a try! Plus it’s probably the easiest fruit cocktail there is to make. I fell in love when I saw “champagne” in the name because it’s my favorite type of wine (and a great excuse to pop a cork!).

Red wine champagne sangria is delicious, refreshing, and perfect for the spring and summer months. This sangria includes juicy, fresh fruit.

Recipe Author: Brandi at Stay Snatched
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The Ingredients

I don’t drink wine very often, but I’m a huge fan of champagne. Louis Bouillot is my go-to brand, although it’s technically a sparkling wine since it’s made in the Burgundy region of France. A friend who collects wine introduced me to it several years ago, and it’s all I drink now. I chose the extra dry for this sangria. It’s priced at $20, which is inexpensive for champagnes.

How did I select the red? I did what most people do: I picked the one with a label I liked. I prefer dry reds when I drink non-sparkling wine, but I don’t really know much about them. I thought the name of this was cute (Running with Scissors), and it was priced right at $12.

Red Wine Champagne Sangria Ingredients
Red wine, champagne, sugar, orange, apple, and strawberries

The Process

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe: Slice fruit, add sugar and wine, chill, top with champagne and drink. It took 8 minutes to prep plus the 2 hours to chill. Also, I did lightly muddle the fruit with a spoon to release the juices/flavors into the wine.

I chose to top off each glass with a little champagne since I wasn’t going to drink the entire pitcher at once. I worked on it over a couple of nights, making sure the pitcher was covered when I stored it. The taste of the fruit was a little stronger each night, and I was kind of sad to finish it off.

One thing to note: Step 1 starts off, “Add the fresh fruit and sangria…” I assumed that was a typo and should have read, “Add the fresh fruit and sugar…”

Red Wine Champagne Sangria

So how was it?

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The tastes of the wine and champagne are softened and sweetened with the fruit and sugar. This sangria smells like fresh orange and has a slightly fruity taste. The fruit taste deepens the longer you let the fruit steep in the wine. It's a sangria-mimosa hybrid that's sweet and tart while being smooth and easy to drink.
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Hi, I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Be sure to check out my Pinterest boards and share your Pinterest cooking adventures in the comments section.

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