This post was updated as of 12/13/20 with new (prettier!) pictures and to add simpler measurements to the recipe.
I was blessed enough to have an absolutely lovely wedding. And I was only a little bit of a bridezilla… I think. I hope my Mom, the person who had to put up with me the most during planning agrees with me. (One way or the other I’m so glad my Mom loves me enough to put up with my spaz moments.)
I’m just saying, weddings get people a little crazy. Maybe not the scenario that brings out the best in a stressed out, type A, can be a bit of a perfectionist personalities. There are so many details to figure out. And it seems like as soon as you cross off one thing off your list twenty more pop up. Plus there is a bunch of other stuff surrounding the wedding that require planning too. Like rehearsal dinners. What’s up with that??
Actually I got super lucky on that one too. My mother-in-law graciously planned a lovely dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill for 30 or so people! We had a beautiful rehearsal dinner which I didn’t even have to think about. The food was great. And I discovered what is perhaps my favorite Carrabba’s thing of all time. Carrabba’s Red Sangria! It’s the little undertone of cinnamon that just makes it sing for me.
It just so happens I have a ‘secret source’ who worked as a Carrabba’s bartender for a few years that helped me out with this one, so I actually have a “copycat” recipe to share with you that I’m pretty sure is on the money.
I have to admit that I have no clue if Carrabba’s sangria is actually authentic Italian at all, but who cares? Sangria with cinnamon! So, let’s all go make a batch and enjoy.Print