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Good morning! I hope that your week is off to a great start. The weekend was a mix of sun and rain, work and play.
For the last three years we have been blessed with the best neighbors here on an assignment from Spain. Each time we went to their home we were served Sangria in addition to other traditional Spanish fare. Although I have made my own sangria in the past theirs always tasted better and so before they moved home I asked them to share their recipe. It is fruity, delicious and refreshing and it is in my opinion the perfect refreshment for hot summer parties. They recommend making it ahead so the flavors meld and making a lot because your guests will love it.
1 bottle red Spanish Wine, we use Rioja
1/4 cup Spanish brandy
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 lime for garnish
Slice the lemon and orange in thin slices and add half of them to a pitcher, cut peach and apples into cubes, add all of the peaches and half of the apples to the pitcher. Muddle the fruit a little to release some of the juices. Then add the brandy, sugar and orange juice, stir well to mix together. Next add the wine and the cinnamon sticks and mix again. Place the pitcher into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.
Take the leftover fruit and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
When ready to serve the sangria stir it well. Add ice to each glass along with the reserved apples, then pour in the sangria and add slices of lemon, oranges and limes for garnish. Note: the limes are not traditional but I like them in mine for color and taste.
Are you a sangria fan? Or do you have another summer drink that you enjoy?
Have a great day!
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