Sassy Sangria

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Looking for a tasty adult beverage for your summer cookout that is sure to please the crowd? Try this one! I call it Sassy Sangria. Matt and I adapted this recipe from one we found on allrecipes.com and have made it our own. What makes it sassy is the added in triple sec and brandy in addition to the wine. It’s the perfect addition to this classic recipe that leaves people saying “I’ve just GOT to get this recipe!” We’ve made it for two parties so far and it’s been a hit each time. It’s just too darn good to not share with ya.
Sassy Sangria

You will need brandy, Ginger Ale, lemon juice, red wine, frozen lemonade concentrate, orange juice, triple sec, 2 oranges, 2 lemons, and 2 limes (1 of each if only making 6 servings).

Measure out 1 cup of brandy, and try not to drink it all in the process…leaving you without a full cup.
Jay Kay.
Grab yourself a male hand model and dump that ole’ brandy into a large mixing bowl or pitcher.

Next, measure out 1 cup Triple Sec and throw it on in with the brandy.


Then grab your orange juice and measure out 2/3 cup and add it to the mix. I used pulp free juice, but either will work.
Take your chilly frozen lemonade concentrate and plop out 2/3 cup. Add this to your bowl (as well as 1/2 cup lemon juice, not pictured).

Plop!
Next, measure out 4 cups of Ginger Ale. This stuff is magical! Add it straight to the pot.
Now comes the fun part. Take a 1.5 liter bottle of red wine (or two 750 ml bottles) and dump that entire baby in the bowl!
Take your oranges, lemons, and limes and slice those suckers up to an even thickness.
Throw them all in the mixing bowl and give it a nice stir.

Then pose by said Sangria in a shadow if you feel so inclined.
Once you have mixed it all together, pour sangria mix into a pretty pitcher or beverage dispenser for serving.
Give it another stir to blend the ingredients one last time.
And ta-da! You have yourself a full pitcher of Sassy Sangria. Serve chilled over ice. For best flavor, allow Sangria to sit overnight in the refrigerator, or at least 1 hour before serving in order to give the fruit enough time to add that extra POW to the mix.
Caution: drink slowly. This is not just fruit juice.
And enjoy!
Condensed Recipe:
1 cup brandy
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup lemon concentrate
2/3 cup orange juice
1.5 liter bottle of red wine or two 750 ml bottles
4 cups ginger ale
2 oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
In a large mixing bowl or pitcher, combine brandy, triple sec, lemon juice, lemon concentrate, orange juice, red wine, and ginger ale. Slice oranges, lemons, and limes and add the the mix. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. Makes 12 servings.
By the way, isn’t this just one of the biggest summer squashes you have ever seen? I washed it down with some Sassy Sangria to give it some flavor and antioxidants.