Sassy Sangria

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The majority of you know that I studied in Spain for several months.  My drink of choice was either Sangria or Agua de Sevilla.  I found a recipe for a cava Sangria on Southern Living’s website and it looks fantastic.  Cava is a spanish sparkling wine and it usually is on the dry side.  Agua de Sevilla is a drink that Sharon A., Aloyce S. and Mariann P. are all very familiar with…… if they remember…… I hope you try both of these out and feel free to comment or add what you would change.  Drink up!

Cava Sangria

  • 8  large mint leaves
  • 1  (750-milliter) bottle Cava sparkling wine, chilled
  • 3/4  cup  white grape juice, chilled
  • 1/2  cup  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4  cup  orange liqueur
  • Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks

 

Preparation:

Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Agua de Sevilla

  • 1 liter pineapple  juice or syrup
  • 1 bottle of  cava,  (pink, sparkling, fizzy wine located in Spain (around .75 liters)
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 1 cup rum
  • 1 cup Cointreau (triplesec)  (you can substitute cognac instead)
  • Ice
  • Garnish: whipped Cream Topping
  • Garnish: cinnamon

 

Preparation:

Crush ice in large pitcher.  Pour all ingredients into pitcher and mix well.  Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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