Sangria with cognac really sneaks up on you with the alcohol content. It tastes fruity, a little sweet, and pretty innocent – then BAM you’re wondering when walking became so precarious, and ditching your sexy party heels for some mismatched socks. Just me….? This is a sangria of the sneakily-strong variety, and perfect for sharing with friends.
We usually double this recipe because wine is pretty popular ’round these parts (my apartment), and the pitcher is drained quickly when we have guests. It tastes great with everything, but pairs spectacularly with Spanish style food and anything grilled.
- 1 bottle red wine, I prefer a cabernet sauvignon. Use something inexpensive but tasty. My usual go-to is “Rex Goliath”. Cheap and reliable – yay.
- 1/2 cup Courvoisier cognac (or your favorite)
- 1 and 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 shots triple sec
- 1 and 1/2 cup lemon lime soda pop
- 1/2 apple, diced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3/4 cup frozen sweetened raspberries or berries of your choosing
- 1/2 orange (sliced)
- Add frozen raspberries, apple, and orange to a large pitcher, and lightly muddle with a wooden spoon
- Add remaining ingredients, finishing with soda
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to develop. Overnight is best
- Serve chilled