Fresh Strawberry Blackberry Sangria
This fresh berry sangria is very sweet and refreshing…perfect to sip on a summer evening.
Prepare sangria the day before serving. Place sangria glasses in freezer the day of service to chill glasses.
1 pound fresh strawberries, stemmed and cut in fourths
6 ounces fresh blackberries
10 ounces Bacardi frozen Strawberry Daiquiri mix
Fill empty Daiquiri mix can 1/2 full with Blackberry Flavored Brandy
1 bottle Broadbent Rosé Vinho Verde
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 33.8 ounce bottle Lime Perrier Sparkling Water
Make a day ahead to allow the fruit to macerate. Place the strawberries, blackberries, strawberry daiquiri mix, blackberry flavored brandy, Rosé Vinho Verde and simple syrup together in a large glass pitcher. Mix lightly to combine all ingredients. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours. When ready to serve, stir lightly before pouring into chilled glasses.
Pour Lime Perrier Sparkling Water into chilled glass until 1/3 full and then fill the rest of the glass with Strawberry Blackberry Sangria. (More or less water can be used to taste.) Stir very lightly. Dip a few of the berries out of the pitcher and into each glass of sangria.
Note: Traditional sangria pitchers have a pinched lip so that the fruit and other solids do not plop into the glass and splash.
Peachy Rosé Sangria
This recipe was originally published in the South Roanoke Living Magazine, July 2016 issue.
This Peachy Rosé Sangria is a lighter, fruity version of classic Sangria. The Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach is a blend of the natural flavors of succulent European raspberries and rare red peaches from Ardèche in the south of France, combined with the world-renowned Grand Marnier…makes any get together a FIESTA!
1 bottle Rosé
5 ounces Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
6 ounces fresh raspberries
12 fresh strawberries, capped and sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
3 small fresh peaches, pitted and chopped
1 cup seltzer water
Ice for service
Place strawberries in a small bowl, sprinkle with sugar, stir to combine. Set aside.
Place Rosé in sangria pitcher. Add Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, raspberries, sugared strawberries and peaches. Stir to combine. Place in refrigerator overnight. When ready to serve, add seltzer water and stir lightly to combine with other ingredients. Serve in glasses over ice.
Authentic Sangria Recipe from my Bubbly Friend who is a native of Spain. Traditional Sangria tends to have more “perfume” from the fruit and red wine and can be an aquired taste. It is enjoyable on a very hot summer day. I especially enjoy it with Tortas De Aceite – pictured below ( a light, crisp, flaky and slightly sweet biscuit in the shape of a torta – available on-line or locally at the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op), Spanish cheeses and Chorizo Salame.
1 medium apple (I used an Ambrosia apple), pared, cored and sliced
18 pitted fresh cherries cut in half or frozen sweet red cherries
3/4 cup brandy. (I used blackberry brandy. Do not use an expensive brandy for this recipe.)
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine. Use Rioja to get the authentic Spanish flavor, but definitely choose a wine you like.
1 (12 ounce) can lemon-lime soda to taste. Some people use orange soda, it depends on how you like it.
1 cup orange juice to taste
- Slice the orange, lemon, and lime into thin rounds. Place the citrus in a pitcher with the apples and cherries. Pour in the brandy and refrigerate for 2 hours of more. Chill the bottle of red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice at the same time.
- Gently crush the fruits with a spoon, and then stir in the red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice. Add additional brandy or orange juice to taste.
You can leave it in the refrigerator until you need it or you can add ice. The problem with the ice is that it waters down the mixture.
Sandy’s Peach Mango Sangria
In the south of Spain Sangria is often called Zurracapote or abbreviated as Zurra. This version of sangria is created with peach or nectarine.
In a large pitcher mix together:
10 oz. Bacardi frozen peach daiquiri mix
2 cups sparkling water (I like S.Pellegrino sparkling mineral water for this recipe)
1/2 cup triple sec
1 ripe mango, pitted and chopped into small pieces
1 large ripe peach, pitted and chopped into small pieces
After all ingredients are mixed together, add:
1 bottle chilled (750 ml) rosé Korbel sparkling wine or cava
Garnish with fresh raspberries.
Serve well chilled.
I enjoy Korbel Sweet Rosé “California Champagne” for this recipe.
Refreshing Sangria From Paso Robles, California
Glunz Family Winery And Cellars
Delicious served over ice with a garnish of fresh white or red fruits…
de la costa SANGRIA ~ White
Made with Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Bursting with ripe citrus flavors and a bit of sweetness to balance it out. Available on-line or locally at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar. $12 range.
de la costa SANGRIA ~ Red
Made with a blend of Zinfandel and Merlot grapes. Intensely flavored with cherry and berry flavors finishing with a dash of citrus and sweetness. Available on-line or locally at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar. $12 range.
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