October 27, 2009

Cocktail Week: Sparkling Dutch Red Sangria

Even though it's cocktail week, we had to pepper in a recipe or two using wine/champagne (after all, we are loyalists). When you have the time to make your own (versus opting for a pre-made bottle, like Senor Sangria), check out this delicious sangria recipe:

Sparkling Dutch Red Sangria (pitcher recipe)

  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec Liqueur
  • 3 ounces Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
  • 6 ounces grenadine
  • ½ bottle pomegranate juice
  • ½ bottle Pommery Brut Royal Champagne
  • 1 sliced orange

Combine the first five ingredients. Add Champagne and give a quick stir. Pour mixture over ice and add slices of orange. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick.