The classic red wine and citrus juice drink the Spanish enjoy cold, sort of a cool counterpart of the Northern mulled wine. :). "Sangria" literally means blood and I think that's very passionate :). It's slightly milder and more diluted than wine, but a lot sweeter and more flavorful. A nice thing to have around for parties, guests or Spanish food. :)
Recipe source: here.
Happy birthday, Dad! :)
Last year: Cajeta (Goat milk caramel) (Mexican).
Two years ago: Straciatella cream pie (Italian).
Ingredients (for 1 liter of Sangria):
- 750 ml dry red wine
- 125 ml fresh orange juice
- 125 ml water
- 100 ml Cointreau or some other orange liqour
- 100 ml brandy
- 1/2 of an orange, sliced
- 1/2 of an lemon, sliced
- 50 g sugar
Put all of the ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.
Allow it to cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. When you're ready to consume it, discard the fruit slices and add fresh ones to each glass. It's done, dig in! :)
P.S: You can also add a stick of cinnamon to the liquid before bringing it to a boil; it's a known variation. We prefer not to because we like to be able to discern better between Sangria and mulled wine, but to each his own fancy :)