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Summer Sangria

sangria

Hattiesburg, MS

There are a variety of sangria recipes. In fact, you can pretty much make a sangria mix to suit any taste, but they all have these basic ingredients: wine, brandy, and ice, mixed with bold fruity flavors. The variations come into play by choosing different wines to compliment the fruits that you choose. Next, you have your sweeteners such as honey, sugar, or syrup. You can even use orange juice, Seltzer, or sodas like 7 Up or Sprite.

Choosing your fruits

Here are ideal varieties of fruits to use in your sangria mix: berries, tropical fruits, stone fruits such as peaches, plums, or nectarines, and citrus fruits. Sangria can be chilled anywhere from minutes to days, depending on the richness of flavor that you desire. The chilling process allows the fruit steep and infuses flavor into the mix.

Here are some of our favorite sangria recipes that are crowd pleasers.

Classic Spanish Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 cups rum
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (750 milliliters) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions

Chill the fruit, rum, wine, and juice. Slice the lemon, lime, and orange into thin rounds and place in a large glass pitcher. Add the sugar and rum. Allow mixture to chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours to infuse the flavors. When ready to serve, crush the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the wine and orange juice. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Looking for a lighter flavor?

White Sangria

Ingredients

  • 2 (750-ml) bottles white wine, chilled
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 navel oranges, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar

Directions

Add sliced fruit to a large serving bowl, then pour wine and brandy over the fruit. Stir to dissolve sugar. Use a ladle to serve over ice. Tip: Don’t let the ice run out!

Feeling a little interesting?

White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon balls (or approx. 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 2 cups bing cherries, halved and pitted
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best – like Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda

Directions

In a large pitcher, add watermelon, cherries, limes, and then the lemons, in this order. Add wine and rum over the top of the fruit. Cover, and let chill in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours. Remove sangria mix from the fridge, add lemon-lime soda. To serve, add a few pieces of fruit to a glass, with ice (optional), then pour sangria mix. The mix will stay fresh for about 24 hours in the refrigerator. Tip: Add the lemon-lime soda right before serving to prevent a flat taste.

Sangria is a simple mix you can enjoy on a hot summer day. You cannot go wrong with any flavors you choose. For your wine and liquor needs, visit us at Lincoln Road Package Store. We serve the Hattiesburg, MS area. Got a question? Call us at (601) 268-3677 or send an e-mail to jamiefarris@gmail.com.

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