Merlot Sangria (from The Black Trumpet Restaurant)

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 11, 2019


Print This Post Print This Post Fresh, fruity and fun, Sangria made from a bottle of merlot and some fresh fruit is the adult beverage for summer.

Merlot Sangria: Fresh, fruity and fun, Sangria made from a bottle of merlot and some fresh fruit is the adult beverage for summer.

Today is the first day of summer for us, as measured by the last day of school. When you’re a parent, you measure the seasons not by the calendar, but by school holidays. AmIright?

So for all of us who made it hanging on by the fingernails through another school year, and by “all of us” I mean teachers and administrators, too, I raise my glass of Merlot Sangria, and say “cheers” to a job well done.

Larger container of Merlot Sangria on the bar top at The Black Trumpet on ShockinglyDelicious.com
Check it out in the video below ⇓ of bartender Jose Becerra of The Black Trumpet restaurant serving up his Merlot Sangria.

Merlot Sangria

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Merlot Sangria

Fresh, fruity and fun, Sangria made from a bottle of merlot and some fresh fruit is the adult beverage for summer. There’s a secret ingredient you might not guess, but don’t leave it out!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle merlot (or any other red wine you have hanging around)
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh strawberries, cut into chunks
  • Green apple, cut into chunks
  • Orange, cut into chunks

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large pitcher and stir to combine. The fruit will naturally float to the top. Allow to rest in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  2. To serve, fill wine goblets with crushed ice or ice cubes, and strain wine into the glasses.
  3. Enjoy!
  4. Serves 6-8, depending on portion size and thirst!

Notes

Recipe source: Verbal recipe from Jose Becerra, bartender at The Black Trumpet restaurant in Huntington Beach, California.

Type of wine: Becerra prefers Merlot, but says of course you can use any type of red wine you have around.

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This recipe comes from Jose Becerra, the bartender for 18 years at The Black Trumpet restaurant in Huntington Beach, Calif. I had the pleasure of eating lunch there, sponsored by Melissa’s Produce. The restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean tapas (small plates) from Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Morocco, exclusively uses Melissa’s Produce as its supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, and wanted to show off their chops.

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Who wants to go?
I’ll meet you there for happy hour and tapas!

The Black Trumpet
7041 Yorktown Ave.
Huntington Beach, California
(714) 842-1122

Want another sangria?

If you like Sangria, please also try my Fruity Burgundy Sangria

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Thanks to Melissa’s Produce for hosting me. Photo credit: Many of the photos are by Melissa’s Produce, as well.

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