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I have always had deep affection for Sangria. I mean you are mixing loads of fresh fruit with wine! How could one go wrong? Well believe me I have “Gone Wrong” over the years in trying to perfect my perfect unique ” Missy Mix Sangria” and I think now that I’m well into well (My Forties, sigh) I can confidently say “Yes” I found the fountain of beautiful, fruity, aromatic, intoxicating Sangria. I say this because I have yet to hear any complaints. This makes for a wonderful compliment to a Paella Party or even can be served with some of your favorite tapas. I would say that the most important ingredients for this fabulous cocktail is (1) Time and (2) LOVE……………..

 

Missy's Spanish Sangria
 
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Recipe type: Cocktails
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle of red wine (something fruity that you would drink on its own.)
  • 2 large tangerines (or juicy/sweet oranges), juiced
  • ½ orange, sliced into thin rounds
  • ½ orange, peeled and diced into chunks
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 medium organic apple, fuji or honeycrisp, diced thin
  • ½ cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 small box fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup black or red organic grapes, sliced in half
  • 1-2 shots of brandy, high quality
  • 1 cup concord grape juice, organic
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • Choose one:
  • 1 cup of champagne
  • OR
  • 1 cup of sparkling apple or San Pelligrino orange soda
  • *For a lighter alcoholic beverage choose sparkling juice
Instructions
  1. Prep all your fruit. Slice the apple into tiny diced bits, halve the grapes, slice thin rounds of one ½ orange and chop the other ½ orange into chunks. Place the apple, grape and orange bits into a large pitcher.
  2. Juice your tangerines and lime. Add this juice to the pitcher.
  3. Add your brandy to the pitcher. Next, do a swift swirling of the fruit and brandy. This will help the break up the fruit flesh and release those yummy fruit essences.
  4. Add the wine and remaining fruit juice to the pitcher. Add the raspberries, the frozen blueberries - this will help chill your sangria without watering it down. Stir well.
  5. Add the sparkling beverage selection, or you can top off each poured glass with a bit of something sparkling, whatever you prefer.
  6. Allow your sangria to chill in the fridge for at least a half hour. The sangria fruit flavors will expand and increase as the fruit marinates with the wine. The longer you can let it marinate a few hours before serving, the better. To serve: You can pour it over ice if you'd like, or simply serve cold.

 

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