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Your mom may not have perfected her sangría recipe, or even know what sangría is, but not to worry. Tony Abou-Ganim's mom did, and he shared the recipe with us. Author of The Modern Mixologist, creator of several cocktails mixed at the 22 bars throughout the Bellagio Las Vegas resort, and three-time Top Chef America winner, Abou-Ganim knows a thing or two about mixing liquor himself. This sangría blends cinnamon sticks, lemons, oranges, and strawberries with a Spanish red wine such as Rioja, a cognac like Hennessy, and an orange liqueur such as Cointreau. It's perfect for a barbecue or picnic.

The “Mom” referred to here belongs to well-known mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. After drinking a glass or two of this boozy yet balanced strawberry-scented sangría, it’s understood from whom Tony got his cocktail know-how.... Read More