Berry Red Sangria
3 cups (750 ml) red wine
3 oz (90 ml) dark or spiced rum
½ cup (125 ml) ginger syrup
¼ cup (60 ml) raspberry syrup
1 oz (30 ml) fresh orange juice
2 cinnamon sticks and 1 star anise
1 cup (250 ml) tonic or sparkling water
Berries (for garnish)
In a large pitcher filled with ice, add all the ingredients.
Mix gently with a wooden spoon.
Pour into wine glasses and garnish with berries.
About our Berry Red Sangria
Already in Roman times, fruits and spices were macerated in wine. Sangria (from sangre, “blood”, after its color) is the heir to this long tradition of mixology. It is found in Spain and Portugal, where each family has its own recipe (and always the best!). In the Iberian Peninsula, sangria is serious business: the European Union has ruled that only sangrias produced in Spain and Portugal can bear the name. But no one will quibble with you if you serve it on your patio… Yield: 8 servings