North316


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Never tried making Sangria so I am a novice here. Any suggestions on what brandy to use?

Also, once made, how long will a pitcher of Sangria keep (provided you don't drink it all)?

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North316 wrote:Never tried making Sangria so I am a novice here. Any suggestions on what brandy to use?

Also, once made, how long will a pitcher of Sangria keep (provided you don't drink it all)?


Something inexpensive is fine. We tend to use Maciera.

No idea how long Sangria will keep, as two hours is the longest any "leftover" was allowed to sit.

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My latest sangria:
Mango Tequila
Kraken Rum
Grand Marnier
Two/three oranges
Four-six limes
2-3 peaches
three bottles red wine (whatever you want to use/get rid of)
1 liter sparkling lime water
1 liter sparkling tropical water
Delicious
I just pour the booze over the fruit until it is covered and let sit at least a few hours before mixing all the ingredients. This makes about 1.5 gallons.

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darlenee1 wrote:My latest sangria:
Mango Tequila
Kraken Rum
Grand Marnier
Two/three oranges
Four-six limes
2-3 peaches
three bottles red wine (whatever you want to use/get rid of)
1 liter sparkling lime water
1 liter sparkling tropical water
Delicious
I just pour the booze over the fruit until it is covered and let sit at least a few hours before mixing all the ingredients. This makes about 1.5 gallons.



How much of the rum, tequila, & Gran Marnier?


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MarkDaSpark wrote:How much of the rum, tequila, & Gran Marnier?



I prefer Sangria to be lighter and I go with a 1/4 cup of booze per bottle of wine. This keeps it light but you still get the flavor of whatever booze you used while not letting it dominate the overall flavors making it heavier.

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cortot20 wrote:I prefer Sangria to be lighter and I go with a 1/4 cup of booze per bottle of wine. This keeps it light but you still get the flavor of whatever booze you used while not letting it dominate the overall flavors making it heavier.



That sounds like most, but I wanted to verify. Some recipes have different proportions for booze.


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Bump for Cinco de Mayo.


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3 Berry Red Wine Sangria


Or for those too lazy to click on the link ...

3 Berry Red Wine Sangria

makes 1 pitcher


1 bottle red wine, chilled

1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled

1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed

8 ounces strawberries

1/2 pint raspberries

1/2 pint blackberries

2 Tbsp honey

1 cup club soda, chilled

3/4 cup red seedless grapes, frozen

Garnish: mint leaves, orange slices, strawberries

Combine red wine, pomegranate juice, fresh orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and honey in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for 2 hours. Just before serving, add club soda and frozen grapes into the pitcher. Serve in glasses garnished with mint leaves, orange slices and strawberry slices.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:3 Berry Red Wine Sangria


Or for those too lazy to click on the link ...

3 Berry Red Wine Sangria

makes 1 pitcher


1 bottle red wine, chilled

1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled

1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed

8 ounces strawberries

1/2 pint raspberries

1/2 pint blackberries

2 Tbsp honey

1 cup club soda, chilled

3/4 cup red seedless grapes, frozen

Garnish: mint leaves, orange slices, strawberries

Combine red wine, pomegranate juice, fresh orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and honey in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for 2 hours. Just before serving, add club soda and frozen grapes into the pitcher. Serve in glasses garnished with mint leaves, orange slices and strawberry slices.



this looks yummy!!

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Just in time for the 4th!!




Asti Cherry Sangria

Ingredients:
¾ oz Grey Goose Vodka Cherry Noir
1 ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
½ oz Pineapple Juice
3 oz MARTINI ASTI

Garnish: Lemon and Lime Wedges - squeezed, Cherry



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MarkDaSpark wrote:Just in time for the 4th!!






Have a happy & safe 4th of July!



dang.. that looks yummy!!

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I stirred this one up on Memorial Day, but had to use some riesling instead of the Viognier.

This was very good but a little sweet. Might be a good idea to hold off on a little of the simple syrup.

F&W - http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/mango-peach-sangria

1/4 cup mint
1 cup Grand Marnier
2 peaches, cut into thin wedges
1 bottle Viognier
1/3 cup water
1 mango, chopped
1/3 cup sugar

In a saucepan, cook the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves; transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until cold. Stir in the Grand Marnier, Viognier, mango, peaches and mint and serve over ice.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:How much of the rum, tequila, & Gran Marnier?

Based on the 1.5 gallon estimated outcome, together with the other ingredients, I figure about one bottle (750) prof each. Sounds pretty heavy for sangria, and for summertime quaffing.

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ddeuddeg wrote:Based on the 1.5 gallon estimated outcome, together with the other ingredients, I figure about one bottle (750) prof each. Sounds pretty heavy for sangria, and for summertime quaffing.



Not sure if you got no sleep, or drank heavy today, or why you are responding to a really old question, but your math is WAY off.

1.5 Gal = approx 5,700 ML
3 Bottles of Wine - 2,250
2 liters of other liquid mentioned (sparking lime and whatever) = 2,000
6-8 pieces of fruit = 750 (i'm aware there isn't a conversion for this, but that would take up at least the volume of a bottle of wine)

That leaves MAYBE 600-700 ML total for the rest of the liquor, not 750 each. It's probably less than that as well.

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ddeuddeg wrote:Based on the 1.5 gallon estimated outcome, together with the other ingredients, I figure about one bottle (750) prof each. Sounds pretty heavy for sangria, and for summertime quaffing.



Dude! You need more sleep! That or eat a Snickers bar, you aren't yourself when you're hungry.


As North noted, that would be way too much alcohol. More likely 1/2 to 1 cup (3/4 cup more likely) of each.

You'd have 3 bottles of alcohol to 3 bottles of wine. It's usually more around 1/4 cup alcohol each (so around 1/2 to 3/4 cup total, depending on which alcohol (brandy/rum/schnapps and curacao (Gran Marnier/Cointreau/etc.)) per bottle of wine you are adding.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Dude! You need more sleep! That or eat a Snickers bar, you aren't yourself when you're hungry.


As North noted, that would be way too much alcohol. More likely 1/2 to 1 cup (3/4 cup more likely) of each.

You'd have 3 bottles of alcohol to 3 bottles of wine. It's usually more around 1/4 cup alcohol each (so around 1/2 to 3/4 cup total, depending on which alcohol (brandy/rum/schnapps and curacao (Gran Marnier/Cointreau/etc.)) per bottle of wine you are adding.

Very rough mental math, didn't count the fruit, same as I always do. Given that, not so far off.

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ddeuddeg wrote:Very rough mental math, didn't count the fruit, same as I always do. Given that, not so far off.



Not so far off??? I think you need to let bahwm start taking care of your financial matters.


Edit: FYI, 750 ml is approx. 3.17 cups. So at least 2 extra cups of each alcohol. Not so far off?


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Not so far off??? I think you need to let bahwm start taking care of your financial matters.


Edit: FYI, 750 ml is approx. 3.17 cups. So at least 2 extra cups of each alcohol. Not so far off?

You didn't understand me correctly. I don't count the fruit. 1.5 gallons of liquid means with 2250 + 2000 already accounted for, I need about another 1.5 liters, so about 2/3 of a bottle of each liquor, which rounds off to one bottle. You can quibble all you want about the rounding, and the fact that my numbers make for an excessively strong sangria, even for Manhattan drinkers like me, but the math itself is sound. Unless you insist on counting the fruit as part of the 1.5 liter total quantity, which in retrospect makes good sense.
Oh yes, and to answer North's question about why looking at an old thread, we've had sangria a couple of times since we've been in Spain, and I just got curious.

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