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Simple Sangria


I've read that sangria originated in Spain and Portugal,



which makes sense.  It traditionally contains wine, fruit, and liquor. 



Well, in this case I am not one to break with tradition.  I have found



out, however, that it is not something that can just be thrown



together.  Alsothe addition of sugar is necessary to bring all the



flavors together.

Simple Sangria



  1 lemon, thinly sliced

•  1 orange, thinly sliced

  ¼ cup superfine sugar

  ½ cup of a good orange-flavored liqueur, like Triple-Sec or Gran 

  ½ gallon red Burgundy wine (I use red moscata, it's lighter in taste)

•  ½ cup of a good brandy or cognac, like Paul Masson or Hennessy

•  1 quart club soda


You will need a large glass container with a lid that seals. (for storage)


1. In the glass container, layer the citrus slices and the sugar; slowly pour in



    the orange liqueur and red wine.  Gently stir the mixture several times and



    refrigerate a few hours or even better, overnight.  

2.  Add the brandy; continue chilling until ready to serve.  Add ice to the



    serving glasses; pour the sangria over the ice.


  You can also add lime, apple, cherries or pineapple.  

  Glass cups are a great way to serve sangria on a buffet.  Wine glasses



    works well too.





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