There’s nothing better in the Summer than a perfectly made sangria. The recipe varies from person to person, but when you find a fool proof technique, you need to savor it for the rest of your life. We reached out to Chad Musick, the Beverage Director of Sip, Greenville’s first rooftop lounge for his famous Spanish Sangria recipe. He is particularly passionate about helping people expand their knowledge of wine and other beverages…so he was happy to do so.
Musick told us that “Sangria is a crowd pleaser and most of the work can be done ahead of time. If you’re hosting a summer BBQ, Sangria is the perfect greeter cocktail to hand your guests when they arrive. Mix it up the night before to allow the flavors of the fruit and wine to marry, and to save yourself the stress of mixing individual cocktails. To avoid diluting the flavor, don’t add ice to the bowl or pitcher.”
- 2 bottles of dry red wine
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 2 limes, thinly sliced
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 2 cups of white rum
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cup of simple syrup
- Fruit slices for garnish, optional
- Pour wine into large pitcher. In a separate bowl, muddle the orange, limes and lemons together. Add the muddled fruits and juices to the wine. Next, pour in the rum, orange juice and simple syrup. Add ice and stir.
- Serve sangria over ice in a wine glass garnished with fruit slices
Sip Tasting Room and Rooftop Lounge is located at 103 North Main Street Suite 400 Greenville, South Carolina 29601