Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sangría, sangría, sangría!

It’s been really hot and summery lately. Very nice! I thought it perfect to share a recipe for sangria then!

I have the feeling more tourists than locals drink sangria, but this fresh and fruity drink is still synonymous with Spain for a lot of people. On second thought, I can’t quite believe what’s considered one of Spain’s national drinks to be all touristic..? I am sure locals enjoy it too? This needs more research. In the meantime, here’s a recipe!

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What you need:
  • 1 litre red wine
  • the juice of two oranges
  • fresh fruit cut in pieces
    o   peaches strawberries 
          o   apples
          o   pears
          o   melon
          o   lemon 
          o   oranges
    o   strawberries 
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • (optional: brandy or rum)

      Mix the wine with sugar, and when the sugar has disolved, add the orange juice. Stir. The wine doesn’t need to be the most expensive and wonderful one, inexpensive wine works great in Sangria cause there are so many other ingredients to make this lovely!

    Add the fruit. For one litre of wine the amount should be equivalent to 4 average size pieces.
For example 4 peaches/2 apples and 2 peaches etc. Mix whatever you like the most!

If you want it stronger, add some liqueur.

That’s it! Easy isn' it? Now put the jar with the sangria in the refridgerator until cold. Must be served chilled and with ice. To be enjoyed in a lovely relaxed, happy state, preferably in the sun. 

¡Salud!

12 comments:

  1. Dette så veldig, veldig fristende ut...

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    1. :) Er lett å slenge sammen på en deilig lat varm dag!

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  2. I love sangria! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    1. It's quite refreshing on a warm summer day :)

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  3. Sangria it's very typical from spain!!! great post dear. In galicia ww made Queimada, it's a mix of fruits and another ingredients. Very nice too :)


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    1. Thank you Amanda for the confirmation :) Now I need to try Queimada!

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  4. Mmmmm I love sangria! In Barcelona I had a week of sangria and gazpacho lunches!

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  5. Jeg drikker minimalt med alkohol, og iallefall ikke rødvin. Men sangria liker jeg!

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    1. Jeg har faktisk tatt litt tid til å like sangría! Men når jeg bare bestemmer meg for å lære å like noe så kommer det etterhvert... Samme med rødvin. Og oliven. Tålmodighet og motivasjon er tingen he he.

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  6. Yum!! This sangria just sounds perfect!

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