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February 5, 2011

Threw a much belated housewarming party last weekend and much jello shots, sangria, freshly shaken (but not stirred) cocktails, canapes, cheese board, cold cut platters et al were had. Several people commented that they liked the Sangria in particular so I’ve decided to note down what I put together to make it; there’re a million Sangria recipes out there already, why not add one more to them? 🙂

1 large or two small apple diced into small pieces (should be manageable in a small glass!)

1 crunchy pear diced like the apple above

A fistful of blackberries

Half a lemon thinly sliced

Half a clementine thinly sliced

1 bottle of Rioja Rojo

An equal amount of fizzy lemonade

Two shots Gordin’s Gin

Two shots of Cointreau

The addition of gin flabbergasted the Brazilian amongst us but it makes the drink less fruity/girly, I think, and the Cointreau and blackberries add that warmth to make it a nice winter drink rather than the summer drink that it is usually considered to be.

And good lord, are we already a month and a bit into 2011? :/ Pass me some sangria, please!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kurien permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:02 am

    oooh.. i thought like in your drunken mode, you knocked off some gin into the purist sangria and suddenly discovered the goodness of it lol

    i have very smartly deduced that the rioja rojo thingy is red wine?

    • February 10, 2011 6:38 pm

      yes, very smart indeed 😛 FYI, sangria is a Spanish drink and so is rioja roja!

  2. Vikram permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:20 pm

    Hey thanks a lot for the recipe :-))

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