Tex Mex Sangrias are a blend of Spanish and Mexico giving you a Texas-style drink to tingle your taste buds. Tex Mex is a very popular cuisine in Texas and neighboring states. Sangria originated in Spain and is a blend of brandy, red wine, and a touch of sugar. Our Tex-Mex version includes Cointreau for sweetness instead of sugar. You may substitute another sweet orange liquor or mixer but we prefer the full-bodied taste of Cointreau.
Sangria was introduced to the United States in 1964 when it was brought to the world’s fair in New York City by Alberto Heras. Sangria is traditionally made with a full-bodied red wine (such as a Spanish rioja).
Tex Mex Sangria and Brandy
For our Tex Mex Sangrias, we recommend a low-tannin fruity red or rose wine such as Moscato, Beaujolais, or Burgundy which works best in this dark Sangria and eliminates the need to add sugar. A good Brandy is what makes Sangria. It doesn’t have to be top dollar but don’t scrimp on this one
Check out the Holiday Sangria variation at the bottom.
Tex Mex Sangria Recipe
20 – 24 Servings
Thinly slice the following:
- One lemon
- Two limes
- Two oranges (save one for garnish)
- Two blood oranges (if available)
First Step – Directions
One cinnamon stick
Juice of one orange (remove seeds and pulp)
One cup good brandy.
Put all of the above in a deep container and cover with the brandy.
Let the mixture set for one hour.
Add the remaining ingredients:
- 1 750 ml red wine
- 1 oz Cointreau
Second Step – Directions
Refrigerate for 4 – 5 hours before serving.
You can add club soda just before serving if you prefer a lighter taste.
Variation: Increase cinnamon to 4 sticks. Add 3 cups (lightly muddled) fresh or thawed – frozen cranberries. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cups agave syrup (optional).
December 20 is National Sangria Day. However, Tex Mex Sangria is a popular summertime drink as well.
In Conclusion, Tex Mex Sangrias
Tex Mex Sangrias are great any time and make wonderful holiday and special occasion aperitifs!
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Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink made from wine, chopped fruit, and sometimes spirits such as brandy. It is usually served as an aperitif or as a summertime refresher. The flavor is sweet, fruity, and light, just perfect for relaxing on warm afternoons or evenings. Sangria is a traditional holiday aperitif.
Looking for a popular festive holiday drink to prepare for your winter get-togethers? One of the best crowd-pleasing aperitifs you can make is sangria! Sangria is incredibly easy to make yet delightfully unique, and you can customize it to fit whatever seasonal flavors or ingredients you’re in the mood for. Whether you like red or white, traditional banana and orange, or something more Christmas-like such as pomegranate and cranberry, sangrias make the perfect holiday preamble!
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