20th September 2007

And If You Prefer White…

White Wine California Citrus Sangria
White Wine California Citrus Sangria
 
3 bottles Pinot Grigio
1 1/2 cups brandy
3/4 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 blood orange, thinly sliced
3 kumquats, sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
Directions:

In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, and orange liqueur. Pour in the sugar, stir or shake the pitcher thoroughly to mix. Add all citrus slices at once. Allow the mixture to sit for 1 hour before serving to allow the citrus flavor to come through.

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As a side note… For any of you Sangria enthusiasts who live in and around the NYC area, may I personally recommend Calle Ocho up on the Upper West Side at 81st and Columbus. With at least 4 choices of Red and 4 of White at all times their selection tops them all.

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20th September 2007

One of My Favorite Sangria Recipe’s

Perfect before dinner on a Friday night, or for any occasion really… And why pay for it when you can just make it yourself… Its actually one of the easier drinks to make, and for those of you who aren’t too fond of wine I assure you, in this form, you cannot NOT like it.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Shot brandy
  • 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda

 

PREPARATION:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine or just serve over lots of ice.

Addition ideas: sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of ginger ale, citrus soda pop or lime juice.

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