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Sangria!

April 21, 2010

As Friday edges closer, the only thing I can think of is sitting back and relaxing on a patio with a drink! One of the best drinks for warm days is Sangria! I fell in love with Sangria many summers ago in Germany.

For those who aren’t aware, Sangria is a type of wine punch native to Spain. It consists of a mixture of wine, juice, carbonated soda and various types of fruit!

I love, love, love sangria! It is so refreshing and delicious. I’ve made it at home many times myself and would like to share an easy recipe with you all so that you can enjoy a lovely glass of sangria on a warm day!

To make a classic Spanish sangria:

Ingredients (very simple):

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 cups rum
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup orange juice

I’m not even done my post and I’m craving a drink…

Make sure the fruit, wine, rum and orange juice are well chilled. Slice the lemon, lime and orange into thin rounds and place in a large glass pitcher. Add the rum and sugar. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours. When you’re ready to serve, crush the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the wine and orange juice. Adjust sweetness to taste if so desired!

I personally like to use fruit that really absorbs the alcohol such as apples, peaches, pears and raspberries!

ENJOY! YUM

Gitte

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