Monday, July 2, 2012

How to make Sangria

After viewing many different Sangria recipes in books and on the Internet, I decided to make a hybrid version among all of them. Sangria is simply a wine punch. This recipe serves about five or six, I made two pitchers for six people.

-Barefoot Merlot
-Triple Sec
-Soda Water

Chop up some fruit of your choice and toss them into the pitcher. I used apples, lemons, oranges and grapefruit to give it more of a citrus taste. I cut the fruit thinly and in small pieces, for the grapefruit I cut the skin off too. This allowed the wine and fruit to give off their flavours to one another. After all the fruit was put into the pitcher, I poured in the 750 ml of wine, a cup and three quarters of soda water and 150 ml of Triple Sec. I gave it a stir and left it in the fridge over night.

This was my first time every drinking or making Sangria, so I have had no standards set for it. But it tasted very good, it had a sweet citrus taste and the fruit at the bottom of my glass was delicious. I heard that most people use a Brandy, but the Triple Sec gave a nice hint of orange flavour. If I were to make this again, I would use the exact same ingredients and take the same steps as well.

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