Serves 12 -14 people

A classic Spanish punch. There is probably as many ways to mix a Sangria as there are Spanish bartenders. This is my idea of a good Sangria.

  • 2.5 litres Red Wine (Spanish/Italian)
  • 1 litre mineral water, soda (with gas)
  • 0.1 litre Cognac or Brandy
  • 1 kg fruits of the season (mainly peaches, some oranges, apples, grapes and bananas)
  • 1 lime, 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon bar
  • 30 gr cloves
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 50 gr "Gluehwein" Mixture (if available)

In a separate pan mix one third of the red wine with the lime and lemon peel, add the lemon and lime in handy pieces, add cinnamon, cloves and Gluehwein mixture. Heat the mixture up to 80°C and hold it for a couple of minutes. Turn power off.

Poor the remaining wine in a second pan (glassware).
Add peaches, oranges (peeled) apples, grapes and bananas in digestible pieces.

Wait until 1st mixture is cold (2-3 hours). Add concentrate (1st pan) through a filter sieve to the second one.

Add mineral water, Cognac/Brandy and sugar and stir. Adjust sweetness as necessary.

Before serving add some Ice cubes to keep the Sangria cool.

If you serve by the glass, use really big wine glasses or hurricane glasses.

Enjoy it!! (We recently did it for 60 people) --> about 40 litres..