Sangria

You know that bottle of wine that’s been sitting in your house for like 5 months now? The one that a random guest brought over…It’s that dry white wine, and you and I both know you will not drink that bottle, even if there’s nothing else in the house. So you’re looking for the next time you’re invited to someone you’re only quasi friendly with so you can re-gift it. Well my friend look no further. I have a way you can dispose of said bottle, and still not make that face you do when someone passes you dry white wine from their kiddush.

yeah, that one.

Anyway, this is really simple, and added bonus, you get to get rid of that bottle, and it will taste good. It’s so economical, it’s good for the environment, it’s like I’ve gone green.

Look how green I’ve got:

All rite – enough dilly-dallying, onto the booze.

The  only thing you have to do is make a simple syrup. This is so brain-dead easy, but I want to clear something up. A simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar heated together until they combine. A simple syrup is not 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, that my friend is a syrup that eventually becomes caramel when heated long enough.  So 1 part sugar 1 part water= simple syrup.

Onward!

So take 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water, and heat until they combine. Set aside and let cool

Then take around 6 strawberries, and cut them in half, and put it in the pitcher, and pour in simple syrup.

Now the original recipe calls for lemon, but I didn’t have them, so I used limes, which is all that I had, and it worked out fine.

Take lime/lemon, and cut in half. Juice one half and put into the pitcher, and the other half cut into half moons, and put into pitcher along with a handful of blueberries.  Then pour in the bottle of wine. I used a bottle of chardonnay, but you can use savignon blanc, or any other dry white.

Set aside in the fridge and let chill, and serve cold.

This is the ultimate vaybishe drink, but I’ll be honest with you – It’s really refreshing on a super hot day, and since when I make something stronger like a margarita or a mojito, no one ends up drinking it, and I end up drinking alone. So being that I’m a peoples person, I made this for my guests, but no one drank it! So yeah, whatever.

Sangria

(adapted from The Kosher Foodies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 big strawberries
  • 1/2 lemon or lime, cut into half moons
  • Juice from half of said lemon/lime
  • 1 bottle Chardonnay (or any other dry white wine)
  • A handful of blueberries

Directions:

  1. Make simple syrup by heating the water and the sugar over a medium flame, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Cut up the strawberries and put them in a pitcher. Pour in the simple syrup
  3. Add the lime slices, lime juice, wine and blueberries. Stir and refrigerate.
  4. Serve over ice , garnished with strawberry slices.
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10 thoughts on “Sangria

  1. This is indeed a vaibishe drink, but let me tell you: you will get drunk, very very quickly. You barely taste the alcohol, and its so easy to drink, and some mix in a little flavored liquor, plus if you eat the fruit….party in a glass

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    1. Hmmm adding flavored liquor… How does the rhyme go? liquor before wine, you’re fine, wine before liquor never been sicker?? One integral problem to that rhyme is that I never remember if it’s “before” or “after” that goes in there… but what happens if you drink wine and liquor together??

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      1. I never remember that either. So I do it all and hope for the best. Doesn’t really make a difference how the rhyme goes if they’re in the same glass, I’d imagine. Here’s an example of the mixed version: http://goo.gl/esON

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  2. OK my dear BIL, I am going to have to be “choylek” on you. This serves two puposes:

    1. Counteracting the “Vaybisher” influences.
    2. Setting the record straight on Dry White Wine.

    Dry whites are fantastic and refreshing when served properly, which means chilled and well-paired with food.

    I recommend something like a Goose Bay Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc (http://www.kosherwine.com/cgi-bin/ProductInfo.asp?WineID=10158&SavedSearch=Y).

    Try it with some goat cheese or a nice grilled piece of fish.

    As far as going green, there is only one true football color, and that is orange. Aqua is a suitable stand-in.

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    1. I KNEW you would chime in on the white wine issue…so I didnt say I personally won’t drink it, but like I said, I’m a peoples person…basically in short im a nice a guy, and I just do onto others…no need for “as they would do onto you” business…just plain old, altruistic fun.

      And yeah, the only color this web site bleeds is green baby…

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