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Here are a couple of tips that might be helpful when making sangria.
- Choose a wine that is young and fruity, low in tannins and fermented in stainless steel rather than oak barrels. The oak can sometimes add an unpleasant flavor to the sangria.
- Next try to match the type of fruits with the wine you’ll be using. If you are using a white wine choose citrus fruits — lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit — to match the flavor profile of the white wine.
- If using red wine choose fruits such as berries, cherries, apples and pears, peaches, nectarines.
Making sangria is not rocket science, anyone can do it, but here is a simple recipe to get started. Remember to taste as you go and add or leave out whatever you your prefer to please your palate.
Sangria is great with Mexican foods, tapas, and other spicy style foods as well as salsa with chips, spicy olive tapenade, and also try a spicy guacamole with chips.
This summer is fading fast so kick back and enjoy a refreshing sangria on a balmy summer evening with family and friends.
You might also enjoy this Refreshsing Summer Drink