The Party Starts with XO Brandy Sangria {Review}

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Even though today might feel like the start of fall, we are right in the middle of hot, hot summer. And it's the prime season for fresh made sangria.

And what starts a party more than an alcoholic drink? 

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me post my Mom's sangria recipe that I found while I was rummaging through her recipe box in hopes of finding a new recipe for dinner. 

How fitting I would find an alcoholic drink recipe instead. And lucky for me, I am a BzzAgent that received a discount for E&J XO Brandy to try in my favorite drink. 

I am a BzzAgent and received a discount to try this.
Obviously, the drink gods were telling me to make this Sangria. So I must listen. 

750 mL bottle of RED wine 
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/c cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
(I used Splenda; watching my newlywed weight)
1/2 cup brandy
XO Brandy for me!
1 small lemon; sliced
1 small orange; sliced
1/2 pint strawberries
1 7 ounce bottle of club soda
I also added a few apples, to mix it up
In large pitcher, stir wine, juices, sugar & brandy, until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in fruits.
Just before serving, stir in club soda and brandy.

(I might have forgot the red wine part and bought white, but wine is wine)


After a few glasses...

The brandy was nice and smooth in my Sangria. It gave it that extra kick to really set off the flavors of the wine and fruit. I never had a go to Brandy but this might be it for me from now on. And the price wasn't too shabby, only $14.99 for that nice bottle.

And I would definitely recommend my Mom's recipe for sangria at your next party. I know I will be serving this up at my next get together or visit to a friend's house. Might actually buy the red wine though this time..

So now it's time for you to get your summer party on, or random Monday night on the deck.



  1. Oh that is very, very happy!! I've never put brandy in my sangria. Obviously I need to!

  2. That looks delicious!! Hopping over from the link up : )

  3. Oh gosh I love the look of this drink, I bet it tastes amazing!!

  4. It is a must! It was delicious!

  5. Thanks for coming by, definitely try some ;)

  6. It was very delicious, I'm sure even better with red wine haha!


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