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Sangria...........exchange recipes idea's.

jrvedivici Jan 2, 2013 12:37 PM

Although I rarely drink it I am often asked to make it for parties and after which I am often asked for my recipe. I thought it would be fun to get some idea's on different way's of preparing Sangria however I didn't find any topics dedicated to it so I decided to start one. Here is my sangria recipe:

(it's best to make this one day in advance and let the fruit truly ferment into the sangria in the refrigeration)

Cut fruit usually apples, orange, grapes, strawberry, blue berry's and raspberry or blackberry.

For the base wine I use Carlo Rossi Sangria. ($14. per gallon) lol

1/4 .750ltr bottle of coconut rum.

1/4 .750ltr bottle of peach schnapps

1- 1 1/2 cups apple juice

1- 1 1/2 cups orange juice or sunny delight

1- 1 1/2 cups berry flavored club soda

(All measurement are extremely rough season the wine to taste with the above mentioned additives. Normally I make two gallons which equates to about a half bottle of the rum and schnapps)

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    tomjb27 Mar 8, 2013 09:32 PM

    Mind is pretty simple. a bottle of wine (Spanish works well), a good 3/4 to a full cup of Grand Marnier (or Gran Gala works), fresh squeezed lemon, lime, orange juices. Pieces of the same fruits thrown in.I'll mix it with seltzer when served out, based on preference. For example, I don't really like much but others like it to be fizzy.

    1. jw615 Mar 8, 2013 09:14 PM

      If anyone has a good berry-based sangria recipe, I would love to have it. I'd like to make sangria for my anniversary trip. (DH and I are going to a cabin for a long weekend.) Unfortunately, apples, oranges, pears, and all things peach like (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.) are off limits due to severe allergies - and an epipen would really ruin my trip.

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        JMF Mar 8, 2013 09:56 PM

        What fruit are you not allergic to? What berries are ok? What about tropical fruits?

        Basically take an inexpensive but tasty red or white wine. Add small amount of brandy or a nice liqueur. Add some fruit and muddle gently. chill for a few hours, and serve.

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          jw615 Mar 10, 2013 06:20 PM

          I can have any type of berries, as far as I know. Tropical fruits are generally good as well, though I do react to bananas (though that doesn't seem like a very good idea to me anyway) and I generally avoid mango - for some reason it tastes like pine needles to me.

          I hadn't thought of the tropical fruit idea - this seems interesting and maybe worth a try as well.

          Is it worth trying with cranberries? I have a good stash of those - would it be too tart? Perhaps cranberries and another fruit.

      2. HillJ Mar 8, 2013 05:10 AM

        I use red & white wine in my version; usually something from TJ's with the word Moon in the title. Then I add some brandy and half a bottle of a fresh fruit juice (either pineapple, orange or tangerine). On the fruit line up I use slices of oranges, peaches (fresh or frozen) and apples. I make lime juice ice cubes. The entire thing gets made 4 hours before I plan to use it so the infusion happens. Then I add the juiced ice cubes to keep the Sangria chilled. I love it all year round. I use flash frozen fruit when it's out of season.

        1. JMF Mar 7, 2013 10:49 PM

          I might call your recipe punch, but not sangria.

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            blackpippi Mar 8, 2013 05:48 AM

            I don't understand your comment. I looked in two bar books (Mr. Boston and The Bar Book) and the recipes are very similar to CI. Though the books both add water/sparkling water which CI doesn't.
            Actually, The Bar Book has several different recipes some of which are listed in the Punch section.
            So what makes something Punch vs. Sangria?

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              JMF Mar 8, 2013 09:11 AM

              blackpippi, I was referring to the original poster. If you notice, I am not Re: to you, but the OP. The CI recipe is pretty traditional.

              I consider sangria to be a simple mixture of wine, chopped fruit, and a sweetener and/or brandy. Simple, refreshing, and you can taste the wine with a hint of fruit.

              The recipe OP listed has coconut and peach liqueurs; apple, orange, and berry flavors from juices, plus all the different types of chopped fruit. I would think that all the flavors would meld into something with no strong wine base, so I would consider it a punch. It might be a tasty punch...

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                blackpippi Mar 8, 2013 04:58 PM

                I am so sorry, totally spaced there. And you are totally right about the punch. I didn't even look that closely at the original post; I saw Sunny Delight and moved on.

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                  JMF Mar 8, 2013 09:08 PM

                  No problem... ;-)>

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            blackpippi Mar 7, 2013 05:52 PM

            Cooks Illustrated has a recipe that I like. They only use wine, triple sec, lemons, oranges, and sugar.
            You laugh about the gallon of wine, but they say to use the cheapest wine that you can get away with, so if that works for you, then great. I've used boxed wines and have even mixed different brands. It all tastes the same.
            Also, someone told me to take the fruit out after a couple of days or it turns bitter (I had made a ton for a poorly attended barbecue). Anyway, I didn't believe them and they were totally right. It became bitter and undrinkable.

            1. DoobieWah Feb 21, 2013 11:07 AM

              A fruity red wine. I like Spanish Riojas and even cheap old Riunite.

              Sparkling water. I like ginger ale.

              Fruit, (peaches, strawberries, pears, apples and cherries work well)

              I like to top it off with an unflavored Sugar Cane Rum. I first did this with some Callwood I had brought back from Tortola, but lately I've been using Mt. Gay Cane Rum and it's fine.

              1. splatgirl Jan 2, 2013 04:55 PM

                My favorite from last summers' bumper crop of cucumbers was what I named "sangria agua fresca". It was agua fresca, which is cucumber juice--puree and then strain out pulp--fresh lime juice and a little sugar and salt. Make it sangria by adding an equal proportion of any white wine, plus or minus soda water.
                Perfect on a hot day, and a perfect way to use up those garden cukes that hide until they've grown into a three pound monster.

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