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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Chuck's Sangria Favorites


Traditional Sangria Wine originated in Spain and was introduced to the world at the 1964 Worlds Fair. A good Red Wine mixed with Brandy and Fruit.

And now, courtesy of WineIntro.com, some Fun sangria recipes:


FRUIT PUNCH FOR ADULTS: BASIC SANGRIA RECIPE

1 bottle Rioja or other red wine

1 shot glass of lime juice

2 shots of Bacardi

various seasonal fruit, chopped up

Mix everything together, stir well & refrigerate overnight. Serve with ice cubes.

MEDITERRANEAN FLAIR: ITALIAN RESTAURANT SANGRIA

2 bottles fruity red wine

15 ounces of cranberry juice

10 ounces of Grenadine

8 ounces Sweet Vermouth

This tastes better if you make it ahead of time: Mix all ingredients together & stir well. Throw in some cherries & orange circles & refrigerate overnight. Serve over ice. Enjoy.

LUCK O' THE IRISH: IRISH WHISKEY SANGRIA

1 bottle Roija or other red wine

1 bottle (750 ml) Sprite

4 cups Irish whiskey

4 plums, cut into small pieces

1 cup sugar

1 can (12 oz) lemonade concentrate

Mix everything together & refrigerate overnight. Pout into a pitcher & serve over ice.

HELP! I'M-THROWING-A-HUGE-BASH: JAY'S PARTY SANGRIA RECIPE

4 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, warm

1 bottle White Zinfandel, warm

3/4 quart orange juice

2 small cans pineapple juice

1 can Sprite

1/4 cup Grand Marnier

3 oranges - cut into wheels

3 limes - quartered

6 strawberries - halved

Combine ingredients in a vat and let sit for 2 hours. Then refrigerate overnight. Serve over ice, and add fresh fruit.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Chuck said...

thanks babs - i can't really see john wayne setting around sipping sangria which is how i used to base my manly drinking preference (boiler maker, straight bourbon, or tequila) but it's some pretty good stuff and can make for a happy evening. xoxo

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Chef Babs said...

Chuck, you've arrived, nothing to prove. I was a straight shot bourbon whiskey gal myself, I know what you mean. Love Ya!

10:03 PM  

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