Bodega sangria

Bodega sangria
Bodega sangria Photo: Steve Baccon

Drinks are just as important as food when the Bodega boys entertain at home.


80g caster sugar

1 litre red wine (malbec or other medium-bodied)

400g strawberries (or other red berries)

1 vanilla bean

30mL espresso

Grated zest of 1 lemon

Grated zest of 1 orange

1 litre cava (Spanish sparkling wine)


Combine caster sugar and 80mL water in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove and cool. Combine sugar mixture with remaining ingredients except cava in a bowl, stir well, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Blend in a food processor or blender. This may need to be done in batches. Strain mixture through a sieve. Mix with cava and serve.

Makes 10-12 drinks.