Sangria is a fruity cocktail made mostly of red wine, and when it’s hot outside, a nice chilled glass or jug of sangria just hits the spot. Recipes for sangria differ from one bar to the next, some add lemonade, some add fruit chunks and some add just that extra hit of alcohol to make your cheeks nice and rosy.
Here in Aussie we can actually buy pre-made sangria, there are a few companies doing it and typically it’s very cost-effective too. The two I always seem to see in the shops is the Yellow Tail Sangria (750ml) and the La Esencia Sangria (1 litre) both for about $10. Both sit around the 12% abv level and that make a great base if you’re looking for something easy to whip up. You can then add your own fruit, lemonade or ginger ale even.
But what I wanted to do yesterday was make jelly shots or jello shots if you will! Jelly is fairly healthy for you, and oh my goodness they are soooo easy to make which suits my cooking skills down to a tee. So what’s the recipe you ask?? Check it out below!
Sangria Jelly Recipe
1 x 85g pack of Lemon Aeroplane Jelly
1 x 85g pack of Orange Aeroplane Jelly
2 x cups of boiling water
120ml of Sangria
- In a bowl, pop both packets of jelly and the 2 cups of boiling water.
- Whisk the liquid mixture until all of the jelly crystals have dissolved.
- Add the wine to the mix and give it a quick whisk to combine.
- Pour the mixture into any size container/dish you require. I bought little plastic shot glasses and also made some in cute little tea cups.
- They’ll typically take between 2-4 hours to set depending on how big the vessels are. The smaller the vessels, the quicker they’ll set.
If you want to add bits of fruit, go right ahead!
We made 2 batches, one with the Yellow Tail Sangria and one batch of the La Esencia Sangria, both were delicious however Mr. Spittoon and I both rushed back to the La Esencia Sangria Jelly Shots first!
A super easy recipe with a very tasty outcome, I would definitely recommend making these!