Monday, January 14, 2013


I thought I should share this recipe because I really liked it. If you are looking for a cheaper wine to make your own Sangria, this bottle of  Pinot Noir was on sale for $8.99, with fruity aromas and flavors, I thought it should taste good when mixed with other fruits. It sure did.

Van's Sangria


1 bottle of Mark West Pinot Noir
1 big navel orange with peel, sliced
Meat of 1 big navel orange, coarsely chopped
1 lemon with peel, sliced
1/2 cup halved sweet grapes
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
2 tablespoon sugar (add more according to your taste)
Some brandy (optional)

  1. In a glass pitcher, pour in the wine.
  2. Squeeze the lemon and orange slices and toss in the slices.
  3. Add the brandy, fruits and sugar.
  4. Stir. Chill for at least 3 hours. Best when chilled overnight before consuming.

Red wine was first mixed with fruits in Andalusia, Spain as some historians speculated. This delicious drink is typically served in Spain and Portugal in the summer months in some areas, and year round in others. It is also commonly served in South America. Sangria, named after the Spanish word 'sangre' meaning blood for it's dark red color, is a favorite to many and widely served in bars and restaurants here in the United States, in UK and many other countries.

Now it's your turn to make it, add more variety of fruits that you love and enjoy it in the comforts of your own home, year round! :)

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