Howard The Wine Guy stopped by The Goods to share a budget-friendly wine cocktail that’s perfect for weddings, or any celebration you’ve got on the horizon. A perennial go-to, Red Wine Sangria is not just for patio season. Filled with of colourful and flavourful ingredients, there’s no need to use expensive wine — in fact, Howard says we shouldn’t! He recommends a Cabernet Sauvignon or something with a fruit-forward profile, and as a secret ingredient, a little cherry brandy. Mix it all up in a punch bowl and it’s a no-fuss, self-serve sipper that is sure to impress.
2 bottles red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
2-3 cups sparkling water
2-3 cups cranberry juice
3 oranges, thinly sliced
2 cups of fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries)
Splash of cherry brandy, optional
Add all ingredients to a punch bowl, mix.
Servings: Serves 6-8
approx. Per Serving