Tuesday, August 07, 2007



Summer goes well with bar-b-ques and Sangria. Here is an authentic recipe for the best sangria to ensure that your guests will never want to go home. I got it from my Spanish teacher who is a bona fide Spaniard (she enunciates the “s” as “th”):

One bottle of cheap red wine
One orange, washed and sliced
One Lemon, washed, sliced
1-2 cinnamon stick(s)4-5 tablespoons of liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, or Triple sec, or just brandy, Rum is not recommended in this case)
3 tablespoons of sugar
a bottle of some fizzy drink, chilled (7-up, or Sprite, or Orange soda. I use Fresca)

Place all ingerdients (except last one) in a very large jug. Refrigerate. When it’s time to serve, pour the chilled fizzy into wine mixture, stir a bit. Serve.

A word of caution: This drink feels very innocent to the palate but it packs quite a charge. Be sure to monitor your intake, especially if you plan on driving soon after.

BTW, you can experiment with other fruits, like sliced appled, cherries, grapes (cut in half).


At 7:46 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, I love sangria. Cognac is a good substitute for brandy. I plan on adding food posts to my site soon. And thanks for adding me to your links.

--The New Centrist


At 7:40 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I add a bit more sugar and use plain soda (soda water) instead of a sweetened soda like 7-Up.

At 7:03 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Try it with Fresca, which is sugar- free and natural tasting.


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