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June 5, 2022

Sangria Style

Sangrias are the perfect summer cabin sippers. They are quick to make and the recipes can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd and popped with sparkling wine, ginger ale, or cava or Prosecco to add a bit of bubble to your festivities. Making the sangria is easy. Simply mix all the liquid ingredients together in a pitcher or pretty punch bowl, then add the sliced fruit. Refrigerate 4-8 hours to let the fruit juices and wine flavors mingle.  If you’re using Cava, Prosecco or sparkling water or soda to add a bubbly finish (which I always do), add it right before serving to the individual serving glass for the fizziest results.

Sangria originated in Spain and Portugal. In Spanish, sangria literally translates to “Blood”, which refers to the red wine in a traditional Sangria. I make white and rose Sangria too as I sometimes like the way you can see the fruit better in the lighter Sangrias.

What wines pair best for Sangrias? Think fun and fruity for your wine selections and nothing so sweet since you will be adding fruit and sugars. Basically, seamlessly with the other ingredients.

  • For red Sangria try Malbecs, Rioja, Temranillo, Pinot Noir. 
  • For rose Sangria go for dryer versus sweet Rose
  • For white Sangria use crips, and dryer wines like Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. If you like a little bubble try mixing a bottle of Cava or Prosecco with a bottle of white for a very bubbly adventure.

The fruit you use in Sangria is completely up to you. Try:

  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Pomegranate
  • Blueberry

Here are a few recipes to get you started but let creativity be your guide and make sure to GARNISH! Garnishes are the finishing festive touch! Try:

  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • Pansies
  • Violets
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

Red Sangria

Red Sangria

Yield: 5 servings

Red Sangria is festive and great to serve at a party where the recipe can be doubled or tripled

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine, preferably Garnacha, Rioja, or Tempranillo
  • Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup orange liquor like Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced Strawberries

Instructions

Place the apple, pear, orange, lime, and strawberries n a large pitcher.

Pour in the wine, orange juice, and Cointreau and stir. Chill 4-8 hours

Serve in glasses filled with ice

White Sangria

White Sangria

Yield: 5 servings

White Sangria welcomes everyone to the party in festive fashion

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup St Germaine Liquor
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bottle of white wine or Cava if you like a bubblier presentation
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange
  • splash club soda to top
  • mint to garnish

Instructions

  • Place the fruit, sugar, and Saint Germaine in a pitcher and stir to combine; let rest in the refrigerator until the fruit softens and absorbs flavors, at least 4 and up to 8 hours.
  • Add wine and stir to combine.
  • To serve, add fruit from the jug to the bottom of a glass. Fill ¾ with sangria. Top off with club soda and garnish with mint
Rose Sangria

Rose Sangria

Yield: 5 Servings

Rose Sangria is a perfect Summer Sipper

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups mixed red and pink fruit of your choice. Try raspberries, strawberries, red grapes, blood orange slices, or pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup St Germaine Elderflower liquor
  • 1 bottle rosé wine, chilled

Instructions

    • Place the fruit, triple sec, and St Germaine in a pitcher and stir to combine; let rest in the refrigerator until the fruit softens and absorbs flavors, at least 4 and up to 8 hours.
    • Add wine stir to combine. Serve over ice in wine glasses.

     

     

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