Say Sangria!

17 Mar

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I consider myself a sangria connoisseur. I loooooove all aspects of sangria from making it to devouring it. In my opinion, no summer party is complete without a pitcher (or 3) of sangria!

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Here are my favourite recipes!

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Peach Sangria (via myrecipes.com)

A peach-twist on the standard sangria

Ingredients

1 (750-milliliter) bottle rosé wine
3/4 cup vodka* (peach flavoured preferably)
1/2 cup peach nectar
6 tablespoons thawed frozen lemonade concentrate
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pound ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1 (6-oz.) package fresh raspberries (or 1 cup frozen raspberries)
2 cups club soda, chilled

 

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and raspberries. Cover and chill 8 hours.

2. Stir in chilled club soda just before serving.

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Light & Fresh Sangria (via myrecipes.com)

This sangria isn’t as sweet, and features mint and orange liqueur

Ingredients

8 large mint leaves
1 (750-milliter) bottle sparkling wine, chilled
3/4 cup white grape juice, chilled
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup orange liqueur
Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks

Preparation

1. Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired.

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Mexican Sangria (via myrecipes.com)

A sweet, bold version

Ingredients

3 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
12 cups water
1 (1-liter) bottle sparkling water
1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry red wine
Garnishes: lime and kumquat slices

 

Preparation

Stir together sugar and fresh lime juice in a large punch bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in water, sparkling water, and wine. Serve over ice.

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Citrus Sangria (via myrecipes.com)

Simple and tasty!

Ingredients

2 (750-milliliter) bottles white Zinfandel
4 cups white grape juice
1 sliced orange, lemon, and lime

 

Preparation

Combine Zinfandel and grape juice. Stir in sliced orange, lemon, and lime. Chill 4 hours. Serve over ice.

Happy chugging sipping!

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