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May 5, 2007

Sangria Recipe for Cinquo de Mayo

OK, OK - so we know Sangria is a Spanish recipe, and Cinquo de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, but cut us some slack here. Sangria can be so damned good if it's made correctly, and what better excuse to make it than a giant fiesta? Of course, maybe we should've saved the recipe for Halloween since the word Sangria is derived from the Spanish word for blood, but who could wait that long? This is a perfect summertime recipe, and we're looking forward to sipping some while we lounge in the sun.

Find the recipe after the jump.

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 Bottle of red wine (suggested wines - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)

• 1 Lemon cut into wedges

• 1 Orange cut into wedges

• 1 Lime cut into wedges

• 2 Tbsp sugar

• Splash of orange juice

• 2 Shots of gin

• 1 Cup of sliced strawberries or raspberries

• 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)

• 4 Cups ginger ale

PREPARATION:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight.

If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

Burnaby News Leader [via Cooking News]

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Posted by Head Wino at May 5, 2007 8:52 AM
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