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At the risk of bragging, we must tell you all: Sorry guys: Our Sangria recipe is the BEST, period! Sangria is a delightfully spicy and refreshing party treat, and GREAT sangria is an immensely popular conversation piece.


  • 2 cups very strong hot tea (green, black, red, white), decaf OK

  • A dozen cloves

  • 5–6 cinnamon sticks

  • A few pieces fresh ginger

  • 2 bottles dry red wine, chilled

  • 350ml canned frozen pineapple juice concentrate with no sugar added (or any other juice concentrate, or lemonade concentrate)

  • 1 orange, cut into medium-thin half slices

  • 1 green apple, cut into medium-thin half slices

  • 1 lemon, cut into medium-thin half slices…

  • …or 1 lime, cut into medium-thin half slices

  • 2 tsp peppercorns


  • Mix the first set of ingredients in a teapot, and let it steep and cool completely.
  • Strain the mixture into a large pitcher.
  • Add the wine, juice and fruit.
  • When your sangria mixture is all ready, taste to see if you like it sweeter and add a little honey, sugar, or even juice concentrate.
  • Keep the sangria chilled. No ice.
  • Serve with some of the sliced fruit in each glass.


  • Variation:

    – White sangria – Green tea, dry white wine, light-coloured juice concentrate just as apple, orange or pineapple (no cranberry, red grape, or pomegranate). Proceed just as above.

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