Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sangria!



A while ago (This post to be exact.) I promised you a recipe for sangria, and today I am finally making good. This is an easy and deliciously refreshing beverage, best when made ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld. It keeps in the fridge forever (if it lasts that long), and so is perfect for fall parties, tailgating, and warmed up, it makes a smashing replacement for mulled cider. This recipe is a combination of many, so consider it more of a guideline. Sangria is very forgiving, so I don't think you can do a thing to mess it up.
Sangria

1 bottle Zinfandel
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup Triple Sec
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1 5-ounce bottle pineapple juice
2 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
Ice cubes
1 liter club soda
2 oranges, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
 
Pour the wine, brandy, and Triple Sec into a large pitcher. In a separate bowl, dissolve sugar in citrus juices; add to liquors. Add pineapple and cherry juices, and refrigerate until well chilled, 2-3 hours. Add ice cubes, and soda, and garnish with fruit slices and maraschino cherries.

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2 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Rien qu'en admirant la photo de cette sangria, je m'inviterais bien chez vous pour une dégustation !!

Aussi merci pour le partage de la recette que je ne manquerai pas de réaliser prochainement.

Gros bisous ☼

Linda Rush said...

I've never tried Sangria, and as I look at the ingredients I wonder why. I love everything I see - my favorite wine, brandy, and yummy fruit!