- Redbone Sep 13, 2005 04:29 PM
I'm sure I can check epicurious, and will, but if anyone has a favorite sangria recipe to pass along, I'd love it. I've been asked to bring some to a luncheon...
I've posted a link somewhere below for Gourmet's Rose Berry Sangria - very refreshing - berries, Cassis, lemon juice, rose wine & sugar. If you find the threads below, read some of the commentary - I thought the sugar made it too sweet and made it the second time w/o. You can find the recipe on Epicurious or by searching below.
I like my Sangria simple and straightforward, without added soda, tropical fruit purees and other such nonsense. This is my favorite no frills Sangria recipe. It's from Cooks Illustrated, as appropriately paraphrased.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange liqueur (triple sec, Cointreau, etc.)
1 750 ml bottle of drinkable, but inexpensive red wine (don't spend more than $6 on the wine)
Cut off the ends of one orange and the lemon. Halve lengthwise and cut into thin slices. Place citrus slices in a large pitcher with the sugar. Mash together with a wooden spoon until the fruit begins to give up its juice. Add the orange liqueur, the juice of the other orange and the wine. Stir and refrigerate for at least two hours. It's better if it sits longer, like for about 8 hours. Serve over ice.
I used the white peach sangria recipe from Epicurious this summer and loved it. I have since given the recipe out to several people who raved about it. I used Sauvignon Blanc instead of Reisling which it called for as I didn't want it to be so sweet. It will definitely be added to my summer repetoire of drinks for entertaining and it was easy.