(Closed) Sangria anyone?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

There are a lot of different recipes for sangria – if you want to keep it real simple, just mix fresh fruit, red wine, ginger ale & a little brandy together (like really only about 1-2 shots of brandy should be put into a whole punch bowl; I usually put in an equal amount of wine and ginger ale).

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Sangria would be a refreshing option for a wedding.  I could picture it at a summery/outdoor reception.  There are recipes (Bobby Flay has one on the Food Network site), but there’s a much easier way to go about it.  You can buy a bottle of Cruz Garcia Reál Sangria (which is Spanish red wine that has citrus flavors added) and then toss in the fresh cut fruit of your choice.  It’s a much less time-consuming option, compared to mixed drinks and cocktails!

We’ve served it at barbecues and get-togethers along with other wines and beer.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second craftypants suggestion. My parents do this all the time for get togethers and the like. I have also seen a white wine version used instead but have never tried it.

I have seen sangria at weddings in cute punch bowls and if you freeze grapes they can be used as ice cubes.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I usually make my own sangria and mix it to suit my taste that night. I learned this recipe from a Spanish exchange student a while back. I usually use inexpensive red wine that I’ve refrigerated, whatever I have, some Cointreau (just a splash), some 7-Up or lemon soda if I can find it, some sugar and fruit — apples, oranges, whatever else looks good. I like the frozen grape idea.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We love Sangria and will be serving it as our signature cocktail out our outdoor summer vineyard wedding! 🙂

We’ll be buying a premade bottle of Sangria (Cruz Garcia is also the one we drink! Never liked the other brands 😉 ) and throwing in fresh fruits. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m definitely serving sangria–both red and white!  We’re serving it during our cocktail hour, which is before the ceremony.

I do red wine, ginger ale, Cointreau, apples, oranges, watermelon, strawberries.  Then white wine, sprite, Peach Schnapps, grapes, cantalope, honeydew, lemons.  It makes a really pretty display in glass bowls or beverage containers, and they taste different from each other, but both refreshing!

(Big tip:  soak the fruit in the liquor over night.  Makes it taste SO much better!) 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

YUMMY! There are so many different versions of sangria that a lot depends on your personal preferences. There are both white wine and red wine sangrias with different kinds of fruit. I’ve made a few diffferent ones using recipes I found on allrecipes.com – I can’t remember which I liked the best, shoot!

But this one seems popular: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sangria-Sangria/Detail.aspx 

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