Cinco de Mayo

Today being Cinco de Mayo makes it ideal to share this Sangria Mexicana recipe. Enjoy!

2/3 c. freshly squeezed lime Juice
2/3 c. suga
3 c. dry, fruity red wine (Beaujolais, Zinfandel)
1 c. sparkling water
4-6 wheels of lime, with cut made on side

Make lime-sugar syrup by mixing lime juice, sugar and ¼ cup water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Just before serving, pour wine into a pitcher and stir in lime syrup and sparkling water. Serve over ice in tall glasses, each garnished with a wheel of lime wended onto the rim.

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Sangria Day

Yay!!  Sangria Day is here!  I have several recipes so today I will be sharing the Pineapple Sangria that serves 8.

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3 c. pineapple juice
1 bottle dry white wine
1 c. brandy (pear brandy if you can find it)
1 c. pineapple, cut into 1” chunks
1 c. pineapple soda
Fresh mint for garnish

 

 

In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wine glasses and garnish with mint.

 

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*Across the nation each year on December 20, National Sangria Day is observed by enjoying a well-mixed sangria.

Sangria is a beverage made with wine and sweetened with fresh fruit and fruit juices. Other ingredients can include herbs, spices, carbonation, and liquor.

The combinations are endless, giving sangria a place at in the cocktail rotation year round. Refreshing and light during hot summer months, bright and sparkling during the winter ones, this fruity punch is quite versatile.

Sangria made with white wine is called Sangria Blanca.

Use fresh fruit in season for the best flavors. Once mixed, sangria should be chilled and the fruits allowed to marinate a few hours or overnight.

 

*http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-sangria-day-december-20/