Sangria. Probably the best party drink ever invented. Ever.
And here is why. Sangria pleases almost everyone. It can be made well in advance. You can let your guests serve themselves. Recipes are flexible and pretty much anything goes. And it just looks so gosh darn pretty. And pretty cocktails make people happy. These are all facts.
There are about a 27 billion recipes on the interwebs for sangria. This here recipe for Red Wine Sangria is just one variation that I’ve been mixing up for a few years now. Word of caution: it is VERY potent. There is a lot of liquor in here. So beware and don’t blame me the next morning if you have a petite hangover. Consider yourself sufficiently warned.
Also, don’t break the bank and buy an expensive bottle of red wine. I’ve made this with Charles Shaw Two Buck Buck plenty of times and nobody is none the wiser. Shhh…don’t tell!
For some bubble action, I like to add pomegranate Italian soda just before serving. You can find it in the same aisle as the club soda and tonic water. But if by chance you can’t find pomegranate Italian soda, you can just add some pomegranate juice and a bit of plain club soda for fizz. Easy peasy.