Hey everyone! I spent last week in New York’s Finger Lakes (travel guide coming soon!), and am definitely missing vacation mode.
The Finger Lakes are known for their wine, among other things, and I had a great time tasting all kinds of wines that I wouldn’t usually order.
But now that I’m home and no longer sipping Lemberger lakeside, I figured I’d ease myself back into things with a little wine-focused post.
To that point, I wanted to share The Shire’s go-to sangria recipe, which my mom perfected after years of experimenting. She wanted to create a recipe as close to the famous sangria from one of our favorite Baltimore restaurants, Tio Pepe, as possible, and I think she succeeded.
It’s a traditional red sangria and is AMAZING!
- 1 bottle of Spanish wine (a heavy red blend)
- 1/2 cup of triple sec
- 1/2 cup of brandy
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 diced apple
- 1 diced orange
Mix all into a large pitcher & serve chilled!
As you can see, it’s a super simple recipe and is guaranteed to make your next hosting gig a hit. So happy sangria sipping, friends! May this recipe tide you over until your next vacation!