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Desperately seeking Red wine sangria recipe! Thanks!

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  1. Summer Sangria

    The perfect drink for summer evenings!

    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons spiced dark rum
    3 tablespoons orange liquer)
    1 orange (sliced)
    1 lemon (sliced)
    2 ripe peaches (sliced)
    3 ripe plums (sliced)
    2 cinnamon sticks
    1 bottle Spanish red wine
    Sparkling soda water
    1. Add to a punch bowl (or other large bowl): sugar, rum, orange liquer, fruits, and cinnamon sticks. Mix together.
    2. Stir in the bottle of wine.
    3. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 - 8 hours before serving.
    4. Discard cinnamon sticks. Spoon fruits into glasses. Pour the spiced wine over the fruit. Top with a splash of soda water.

    Makes 8 glasses.

    From June newsletter of Cheers2Wine News, http://www.cheers2wine.com/wine-newsl...

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    1. We tried this one from Williams- Sonoma and added Nectarines-

      Sangria
      Sip this sangria slowly to beat the heat of a summer afternoon.
      1 bottle (750ml) fruity, dry red wine
      1/4 cup brandy
      2 Tbs. sugar
      2 lemons, thinly sliced
      2 oranges, thinly sliced
      3 cups sparkling water
      Ice cubes as needed

      In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, sugar, lemons and oranges and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the sparkling water and stir to blend. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour the sangria into the glasses. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

      Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Savoring Series,Savoring Spain & Portugal,by Joyce Goldstein (Time-Life Books, 2000).

      1. Anyone has a recommended wine (type and label) which works well for you when making the sangria?

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        1. re: Problem Child

          another good, fruity option is something from navarra in spain. generally old vines grenache with little to no oak. las rocas (san alejandro second label), artazuri, and marco real all make cheap (<$10)), very good offerings, both of which are excellent on their own--another important criterion, in my mind.
          also-- i'd use the top recipe. sangria needs to steep for awhile to really be good.

        2. For Sangria, I'd suggest a tangy young red wine with little oak. Ideally, a young Rioja from Spain, or a Spanish wine made from the Tempranillo grape. Short of that, a decent Merlot with a minumum of oak should suffice nicely. Don't spend a lot of money on it; all the fruit, sugar and spirits will obscure its subtlety in the end.

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          1. re: Luwak

            Sangria (From a recipe of Dali, Spanish restaurant in MA)

            ---3 bottles of Vina Borgio (An inexpensive Spanish Rioja wine, about $5-$7. You could substitite other Riojas as well)
            ---1 cup of brandy
            ---1 cup triple sec
            ---1 cup of sugar
            ---1/2 gallon of orange juice
            ---Cut up fruit

            Let it sit overnight. Otherwise, it might seema bit harsh.

          2. Summer Sangria

            The perfect drink for summer evenings!

            3 tablespoons sugar
            3 tablespoons spiced dark rum
            3 tablespoons orange liquer)
            1 orange (sliced)
            1 lemon (sliced)
            2 ripe peaches (sliced)
            3 ripe plums (sliced)
            2 cinnamon sticks
            1 bottle Spanish red wine
            Sparkling soda water
            1. Add to a punch bowl (or other large bowl): sugar, rum, orange liquer, fruits, and cinnamon sticks. Mix together.
            2. Stir in the bottle of wine.
            3. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 - 8 hours before serving.
            4. Discard cinnamon sticks. Spoon fruits into glasses. Pour the spiced wine over the fruit. Top with a splash of soda water.

            Makes 8 glasses.
            Recipe from http://www.cheers2wine.com/Cheers_2_W...

            1. Chianti or Valpolicella
              No pulp orange juice
              Tangerine Juice
              Lime juice
              Lemon juice
              Concentrated black cherry juice (very important)
              Dark fresh cherries (not maraschino, please)
              Brandy or dark rum to taste, but should not overpower the wine & fruit
              Let sit from between 2 hours and overnight

              When you are ready to pour, mix the above and your favorite mixer, pick one: soda water, sparkling mineral water, sprite, whatever, but it must have bubbles, I like poland springs lime or lemon water.

              Add some pieces of fresh fruit to the glass, like pineapple, orange, lemon or lime wedges