Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I love a nice glass of pinot noir or reisling from time to time. I like a glass of red wine too once in a while. Nothing dry though. I certainly would not call myself a wine snob and I am by no means well versed in the wine department. Or really in the liquor department at all. Except maybe a REAL margarita occasionally or a strawberry daiquiri. So what I am about to say about sangria, keep in mind, I am hardly an expert. What I am an expert of is what taste good to me. This here sangria that I made last May and one other time since has got to be the best sangria I have ever tasted. I have made it a few times since then. I have been wanting to try a white sangria for quite a while now. Something about it just didn't catch me like a good merlot mixed with some pleasing tastes though. I did it anyway. It was pretty good. It wasn't slammin' but it was pleasant and went down pretty easily. Would I make it again? Eh, I think I probably would- the right bottle of wine- the right fruits laying around... it could happen. But really if you want a slammin' sangria, click here for the winner.
8 cups chardonnay*, if I had it I would have went with zinfandel
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups simple syrup
1/2 cup raspberry puree
Combine all and chill overnight so it has time for the flavors to develop.
*The chardonnay I used was not particularly oak-ey. I would defintely go with a zinfandel or some light, fruity wine.
I would have liked to put some brandy in this... next time.