Sangria Please help
I have a recipe for sangria that calls for sweet lemon juice.....what exactly is that? It also calls for Spanish brandy and spanish wine. Since I don't drink, I have no idea what to use . please help! Thanks
Sweet lemon juice sounds like lemonade. Spanish brandies: Carlos I, Cardenal Mendoza, Gran Duque de Alba and Osborne.
makes 1 pitcher
1 bottle of Montecilla (Spanish wine)
1 small can of fruit cocktail
5 orange slices
5 lime slices
2 oz. Grand Marnier
8 tsp. Sugar
10 oz. Club soda
Serve on ice with orange & lime slice
Well, any bold, simple (and cheap) wine can be substituted in place of Spanish wines but the ones below are those I've got or tried. I don't think I'd add an expensive brandy to a sangria, either.
Borsao Campo Borja
Mas de Caralt Red Table Wine
Anything from Bodegas
Sweet lemon juice sounds like simple syrup added to lemon juice; lemonade concentrate would be a probable substitute. Be sure to add citrus slices to the pitcher and the glasses you're going to serve the sangria in.
* An acquired taste; similar to that first sip of an armagnac, a calvados, or a grappa. :)