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Sangria

Sangria servedI’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up to make Sangria. A Christmas drinks party with friends seemed the ideal opportunity to try out a large jug of this delicious refreshing drink. It’s a perfect balance of fruit, citrus, spice and booze, a warm climate equivalent of mulled wine.

This recipe is a fairly close approximation of the contents of many jugs of Sangria we enjoyed whist in Andalucia last year. Salud!

1 orange

1 lemon

1 apple

1/4 cup brandy

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 bottle of light red wine

400 mls soda water

400mls lemonade

Chops the fruit into chunks then mix them with the brandy and sugar. Allow the fruit to macerate in the fridge for 24 hours.

Just before serving, tip the fruit mix into a 2 litre jug, add the wine, soda and lemonade and about 1 cup ice. Serve immediately.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

2 comments on “Sangria

  1. starscraper99
    December 31, 2012

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