I was originally going to call this post “Sangria for One”, but people told me that sounded really sad. Doesn’t that say a lot about the way we think? It seems that being alone is synonymous with being lonely, but that’s just not true.
So I present to you, personal sangrias. Just like regular sangria, but smaller.
simple syrup and brandy, then topped with fruity red, or rosé wine. I made mine with some cranberry wine or cranberry/apple wine from Muskoka, because a friend had just brought some for me, but a Syrah/Grenache is classic.
1/2 oz simple syrup (or 1 tsp granulated sugar)
1/2 oz brandy
5 oz fruity red wine such as Syrah/Grenache, or a rosé
Place a slice of orange, lemon, and lime in glass. Also include some strawberry slices and a peach slice if desired. Add simple syrup (or sugar) and brandy. Muddle together until the fruits release some of their juices. If you used granulated sugar it probably won’t dissolve completely, that’s ok; a little undissolved sugar never hurt anybody. Add wine and stir.
If you like it on ice, feel free to add some, I just prefer it without. Cheers!