by Rick Payette
Question by Beth: Does anyone have an amazing recipe for Sangria?
Please do not cute and paste from other websites unless you’ve actually tried it. I’ve tried recipes on many websites can’t find one I love. I had a great glass of Sangria at TGI Fridays, but they don’t publish their recipes. Does anyone know that recipe or have one they really like?
Answer by Tom ?
I have two on my site. One is made with red wine and the other with white. I developed the recipes for people who wanted a choice.
Cherries, blackberries, black grapes
Lemon peel from 1 whole lemon
1/2 cup strongly brewed black tea
1 750ml bottle dry red wine
Chilled club soda to taste
Place fruits and lemon peel in a 2 1/2 quart pitcher. Place fruits and lemon peel in a 2 1/2 quart pitcher. Add the tea and enough wine to cover. Chill remaining wine. Before serving, pour remaining wine in pitcher, stir, and add ice and club soda to taste. Add the tea and enough wine to cover. Chill remaining wine. Before serving, pour remaining wine in pitcher, stir, and add ice and club soda to taste
2 limes, sliced
2 lemons, sliced
2 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
2 750ml bottles of Chablis
1 1/2 cups simple syrup
1 cup brandy
2 bottles club soda
Combine the fruit, Chablis, simple syrup and brandy. Chill at least 2 hours. Gently stir in the club soda. Serve over ice with additional sliced fruit in each glass.
Simple Syrup is a great ingredient to have on hand. I’m particularly fond of using it in cold drinks that need a bit of sweet. The “liquid sugar” eliminates the frustration of getting regular granulated sugar to melt in cold liquids. Simple Syrup is also great for sorbets and granitas or glazing cakes.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over moderate heat. Bring just to the boil, ensure the sugar is completely dissolved and remove from heat; set aside to cool.
Simple Syrup keeps indefinitely, cover and refrigerate.
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