Posts tagged ‘Sangria’

December 20th, 2016

Happy Sangria Day {foodie}

Celebrate Sangria day on the 20th
or Everyday can be Sangria Day

There are so many different recipes for sangria you can change it up as much as you like. This drinks variations centers on the type of fruit, the presence or lack of carbonation and the kind of alcohol added, if any at all.

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You can add any fruit you prefer, the key is to use fruit that’s in season in order to get the best flavor. So while citrus and berries are the best for sangria, also consider fruits like peach, pineapple, mango, melon and apple. For the yummiest Sangria let the fruit marinate in the wine a day ahead or at least a few hours before serving.

 

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You can add a few shots of your favorite liquor and a splash of orange juice.
If you’d like to add bubbles, consider soda water or a citrus flavored soda. Some sangria lovers add honey or sugar as well.

While connoisseurs say it’s important to use a good quality red wine to get the authentic flavor. Sangria can also be made with white wine and is known as sangria blanca. In some parts of Southern Spain, sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines.

Add your personal touch by garnishing your Sangria to match the Season or Celebration.

SIP SIP HOORAY HAPPY SANGRIA DAY!

RECIPE

White Christmas Sangria

2 (750 ml) bottles your favorite white wine
1 pomegranate
2 oranges, sliced thin
200g cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups ginger ale, or soda water for a less sweet version

 

Red Spiced Christmas Sangria

2 (750 ml) bottles your favorite Red wine
3 apples, sliced thin
3 pears, sliced thin
3 clementines, sliced thin
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp honey or agave syrup

optional: fresh cherries

August 31st, 2012

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

Some might argue that a true sangria is red.

 

Me, I don’t care either way. It’s sangria. When you’re drinking sangria – regardless of the hue – life is automatically good. Who would want to argue with that?

This sangria in particular has become a fast fave in our house. It’s sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. It’s just-right sweet. The strawberries lend their signature summery taste while the sour lemon keeps everything in check. Lemon-lime soda tops it off and, I think, makes this sangria particularly drinkable – in a bit of a dangerous way, actually.

Source: kitchentreaty.com via Colleen on Pinterest

And then there’s the buzzed fruit. Thanks to the addition of rum, the strawberries and apples are nice and kicky – perfect for picking out of the glass for a quick nibble.

This is such a wonderfully refreshing sangria – great for the hot, muggy days ahead. And warm summer evenings. And sunny afternoons. And maybe even right now.

Recipe type: Beverage
Author: Kare
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 10 mins
Yield: 6
Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that’ll knock your socks off.
Ingredients
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best – I like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda
Preparation
  1. Add lemon slices to a large pitcher, then the apples, then the strawberries.
  2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.