When I was little, I would run to the house on the corner where my grandmother lived. On this corner was the tailor shop of my great-grandfather–he lived behind the shop in a small room hidden behind a curtain. My cousins and I would run behind the curtain to open the refrigerator and find it full of refreshing drinks for all of us.
One of my favorite treats from the fridge was sangría; it had a very special sabor, difficult to describe–sweet and refreshing. Little did I know that sangría was in fact a delicious drink made from red or white wine! Now I make it when I have a special fiesta at home; aguas frescas are preferred by the little ones and sangría is the adult guests enjoy.
Very versatile in nature, this drink can be made in many ways and in various sabores. The traditional recipe is prepared with wine, citrus juice, rum or brandy, fruit and sugar. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is lighter, made only with red wine and accompanied by chopped apples to provide a slightly sweet crunch. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!