The secret to this sangria tasting out of this world is to leave the fruits in the wine for a few hours before serving. I like to leave it soaking right in my glass pitcher, so my guests can appreciate not just the taste, but the bubbles and vibrant colors of the fruit.
This champagne sangria is just the upgrade you needed for your champis to celebrate the most romantic of holidays. It's a simple-yet-elegant recipe for two! Actually, it’s perfect for just about any occasion; trust me, you will NOT need an excuse to prepare this again!
The recipe is simple: wine, champagne and your favorite fruits. I like to make my sangria spicy with a dash of hot sauce and very, very finely chopped jalapeños. It gives the drink a wonderful and subtle kick. If you're hesitant to add spice, you can skip the jalapeño and hot sauce altogether. Both versions are quite delicious, and if you want to try a third option, whip up this hot sangria too!
Place all fruit, orange juice, and the optional ingredients (finely diced jalapeños and hot sauce) in a large pitcher or bowl. Add wine and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3-24 hours. Right before serving, add champagne.
Serve in large, glass pitcher so your guests can enjoy the beautiful colors of the fruit.
If you wish, garnish with the extra jalapeño you reserved, thinly sliced so it maintains its round shape, and slice it halfway so it can sit on the glass's rim.
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