Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sangria



The beauty of the basic Sangria recipe is that it is as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you spice it up with your favorite fruits, spice and liquors.

Chill and enjoy!

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 and serve over lots of ice.

Additional 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.



30 comments:

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Gina, I can't wait to try this recipe for the holidays. Quick question, won't the lemon and fruit wedges be squished after you squeeze all the juice into the pitcher? Do you just put them in the pitcher anyway, or are you supposed to cut different wedges to drop into the pitcher?

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Maria!

Cut extra for embellishment is what I do. It just looks more festive with whole pieces of fruit in the pitcher (if you use a clear pitcher!).

By the way . . . I add rum to my Sangria since it is my preferred liquor. The brandy adds a wonderful flavor . . .

Hope this helps! It is really quick, easy and everyone loves it . . .

Gina

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Following you on Google Friend Connect.
Do you like it better with Ginger Ale or Club Soda?

LadyE said...

Hi Gina,

Love sangria. Will have to try this when I'm basking at the beach in a week or two.

BTW...found you through the Blog Hop.

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Funky Town Disco Music 70s said...

Ciao Gina, sono contento di incontrare blogger italiani, non è facile trovarne, grazie della visita. Da quale città provieni?

Funky Town Disco Music 70s said...

Ciao Gina, sono contento di incontrare blogger italiani, non è facile. Da quale città provieni?

grazie della visita che naturalmente contraccambio. Davide

Melissa said...

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Melissa said...

Hi, i'm a new follower from the blog hop! Your blog name struck me.... i'm married to an Italian man and I can't cook. Maybe i'll pick up a few tips:) HA!

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Miranda said...

I love sangria, thanks for the easy recipe! Following you from While You Were Here blog hop. You can find me at http://mangoesandchutney.com

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Lisa said...

oooh, I have some leftover red wine and this would be the perfect way to use it up! Thanks for the idea!

Sofia's Ideas said...

Sangria? Yes, please! :)

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SusieQTpies said...

Thanks for linking up your sangria recipe in my Holiday Goodie Link up! I actually posted 2 more today because it is National Sangria Day! whoohooo! Here is my link. It looks real similar to yours! Susie

http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy-sangria-day-recipes-and-aruba.html

Go Ask Katie said...

Yummy stuff! Hopping over to your wonderful blog to say hello. Hope you'll join me too. Hugs

Christina said...

Who doesn't love sangria? Perfect anytime of year! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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