After humble beginnings in Spain hundreds of years ago, the popularity of this sweet, refreshing beverage spread through the world, first reaching the US in the 1800s. Many aristocrats indulged in this nectar of the Gods, and its remains a favorite.
Try these two sangria recipes to see why. The Prosecco is best during the day, while the Crimson is perfect at night. Serve both varieties over lots of ice in large glasses, from a fun glass pitcher that shows off all the rich colors.
Pairs well with shrimp cocktail, grilled fish and salads
1. In a large glass pitcher, combine Prosecco, Riesling and Chen Blanc or Moscato.
2. Add juice, brandy, ginger ale and simple syrup.
3. Finish with lemon juice and garnish with sliced or diced fresh seasonal fruit (peaches, nectarines and raspberries are particularly delicious).
Pairs well with grilled gourmet burgers, nachos and tacos
Be forewarned: The above sangrias can cause warm red ears and cheeks -- and loads of fun and laughter.
For even more sangria recipes to experiment with, try these!
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