I made this for the first time on New Year’s Eve but it was a totally last minute addition to our Spanish themed dinner party meaning I wasn’t able to get any good shots of it. So a few weeks ago while in Salta, Argentina I decided to whip up a little more.
My set up was nearly as simple as the recipe itself. I found a couple of cups in the apartment we were staying in, grabbed the few ingredients and a large sheet of white paper and went on my way. One thing I really loved was the rustic cutting board that was in the apartment and the old school wine opener.
Well, I take that back. I love how the wine opener looked in these images… getting the wine open on the other hand was a project in itself! Let’s just say, that when I finally opened the bottle 30 minutes and many creative attempts later (did you know that people claim you can open a bottle of wine with a shoe?!), I was in a rush to snap these shots so I could enjoy some sangria..
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 2 shots brandy
- 1 cup club soda
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice - about 1 orange
- 1-2 apples, cut into small cubes for garnish
- Combine wine, brandy soda and orange juice into a pitcher and combine well. Taste and add more juice or soda as needed. Note: You may need to adjust sweetness depending on your wine so you can add more OJ, club soda or even a dash of sugar if needed.
- Add ice and apples.
- Serve and enjoy!