It’s Sangria Season and Yummy Wine.

Tis the season for Sangria and yummy wine. Now that we are not getting snow; however, we are still in the 50’s when we should be in the 60’s-70’s. The weather forecast says 90 Degrees on Tuesday, first 90’s of the season.

My sisters came to visit in April and I wanted to make something fun (thinking we would have nice weather by then), I found a great Sangria recipe that I have made twice now.

Sangria Wine The two wines I used were Las Rocas-Garnacha-2009 and Chateau Du Bourg-Beaujolais (Website is in French, might have to switch the translation)

My sisters like the Chateau Du Bourg sangria. Both were good and made the recipe a second time used another spanish wine, but more bulk for cost.

Sangria Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Splash of orange juice or lemonade
  • 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional) I used Triple Sec
  • 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen) I actually did not get the strawberries in there and tasted great without them. 
  • 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
  • 4 Cups ginger ale

Preparation:

Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. – allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

Sangria Mix

Cute pitchers from Target, good price.

white wine

A few other white wines that I have tried, reasonably priced and good. Primal Roots-White Blend- 2011 and Robert Mondavi-Private Selection-Riesling

Wine of the Month

For my my birthday present last year Carl got me a 3 month- Wine of the Month subscription. I haven’t tried the wines yet, but will keep you posted for sure.

Happy Sangria and Wine Season.

Cheers,

Blondie!

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