I love experimenting with flavors in the kitchen and nothing screams summer like a cold glass of sangria! I was inspired to create this Indian-style sangria recipe when I thought about how well the tartness of the citrus fruits and the warmth of the spices would pair together. I immediately knew that I had to make it for our family’s next BBQ.
I started by gathering my ingredients – oranges, lemons, limes, apples, grapes, and spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. I also added a bottle of red wine and let the flavors come together in the fridge for a few hours. Then, I fired up the grill and added the citrus slices and some of the other fruits to the grill. I wanted to give the sangria an additional smoky flavor and the grilled fruits added the perfect touch.
Once the fruits were done grilling, I threw them into the blender with the rest of the ingredients and voila! My Quick Grilled Indian Sangria was ready to be served. I put it in a pitcher and served it with a few extra pieces of the grilled fruit and some rosemary sprigs. Everyone was impressed with the flavor and I know that this recipe is going to be a hit at all of our summer BBQs!
- You can also use white wine if you prefer.
- If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan on the stove.
- For a sweeter sangria, add a bit more simple syrup.
- For a more subtle flavor, reduce the amount of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
- For a more tart flavor, add more citrus.
Quick Grilled Indian Sangria
- Grill, blender, pitcher
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- 1 apple, cut into wedges
- 0.5 cup red grapes
- 0.25 cup simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 0.5 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 0.25 teaspoon ground cloves
- In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, orange, lemon, lime, apple, and grapes.
- Stir in the simple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
- Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill the citrus slices and any remaining fruit for about 1-2 minutes per side until charred.
- Carefully transfer the grilled fruit to a blender and add the sangria mixture.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes until the fruit is pureed.
- Serve chilled with the grilled fruit slices and rosemary sprigs, if desired.