Sangria, in one form or another, has existed since Greek and Roman times when Hippocras were enjoyed. Spices, water, and distilled spirits were added to wine and enjoyed by the urnful. The Romans took this beverage everywhere they colonized- including Spain where it was morphed into Sangria.
Sangria is essentially Spain’s national beverage- the name springs from the Spanish word for blood- is that in reference to the red wine generally used in Sangria or is it because it is what is flowing through many a Spaniard’s blood? The choice is yours.
We took the spices and replaced them with our 7 Syrup in this delicious beverage. Traditionally Sangria calls for brandy, but we like how bourbon does with a good red wine. This batches beautifully, which makes it perfect for any fall gatherings when no one wants to tend bar.
750ml Red Wine such as Pinto Noir
1 cup Bourbon
.75 cup 7 Syrup
.5 cup Lemon juice
Cut up fruit for garnish such as citrus or berries
Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. Add cut up fruit of choice such as lemons, limes, blueberries and ice. Garnish with edible flowers.