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Budget friendly Sangria

5 Apr

Whilst back and forth with @DealByDay on Twitter today, he mentioned that I posted a sangria recipe that he’s interested in trying. Searching back, I realized that I forgot the sangria that I make for larger groups (company parties, family BBQs etc.) The sangria recipes that I posted up from Food and Wine I would serve for brunch, dinner parties, or just whenever I have a couple of friends over. They require a bit more prep and labour and the ingredients will cost a bit more.

Here is my tried and true recipe for sangria that’s tasty, easy to make and budget friendly. Sub red for white, measurements are as usual as you will – you can’t really go {terribly} wrong with sangria!

  • 1 bottle of chilled Franciscan California Burgundy/Red ($6.99/750ml, $12.99/1.5L, $33.99/4L), BC Liquor stores. Sweet, fruity & affordable.  Don’t think I’d sip this though
  • Ginger ale (Sprite/7-Up is too sweet) – chilled
  • Orange juice (or any other fruit juice) – chilled
  • Easy way: use canned mixed fruits, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges OR frozen fruit (strawberries, mangoes, peaches, raspberries). If you want to add frozen fruit, make sure defrost and you might want to add some simple syrup for sweetness. If you want to do this the hard way, use fresh fruit including sliced oranges, sliced granny smith, ambrosia, any crispy apple and not Red Delicious.

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Sangria Recipes| Food & Wine

27 Sep

I know it’s a Monday. There are just some Mondays that make you want to drink. But don’t bring out the hard liquor yet my fellow alkie, let’s start the week with something festive and light and progress to the gin and tonic later in the week, shall we? My fave from the Food & Wine Sangria slideshow:

Shinsei Sangria

Ingredients

  1. 3 pears, sliced
  2. 3 oranges, sliced
  3. 6 Granny Smith apples, sliced
  4. 24 canned lychees, drained
  5. 1 1/2 pineapples, peeled and cut into large chunks
  6. One 750-milliliter bottle vodka
  7. One 750-milliliter bottle Sauvignon Blanc or other dry, citrusy white wine
  8. One 750-milliliter bottle sake
  9. Ice

Directions

  1. In an airtight container or large bowl covered with plastic wrap, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Strain the mixture into a punch bowl, discarding all of the fruit except for the lychees. Add enough ice to chill the sangria to serving temperature. Serve in ice-filled white wine glasses.

Shinsei Sangria Recipe – Cocktails 2008 | Food & Wine

Other fave sangrias:

White Wine and Sparkling Cider Sangria

Vino Francesca

Watermelon Sangria

Zen Sangria – Sauvignon Blanc with green tea–flavored vodka

Thai Basil Sangria

Sangria Rosada – rose wine

Sangria Flora – with elderflower and grapes – perfect Fall/Winter festive drink