Friday, June 15, 2012

Pinterest picks - Sangria

Starting this month, I'm going to be picking some of my favourite things from Pinterest to show to the rest of the world, because, well, Pinterest is so fun!

So I've decided to begin with something I truly love! Cocktails!

I think they are so fun to drink than a straight A drink. Plus I can't stand beer. So cocktails are always what I turn to when I'm out for a drink. Malibu + coke = pure heaven. Peach schnapps + vodka + orange = suberb and then there is the old favourite a white russian. Vodka + kahlua + milk + lots of ice (I don't drink that very often, because it puts me right to sleep in the middle of the second drink).

But I love wine-based cocktails. They quench your thirst and make you heady in no time. In the winters mulled wine is staple at most parties and picnic and in the summers I like to make pitchers of Sangrias and Bellini (Melon and Peach beingare my favourite).

While you can make Sangrias with any kind of wine and fruit, my favourite is the one with melon, white wine, mint , ginger ale and white grape juice and some grapes. (Try it whenever you have the time). The idea is so simple and it barely takes any time (except for chopping up the fruit!)

So here's a generic recipe for Sangria. It's Emeril Lagasse, so it's pretty much fool-proof

Classic Sangria


Ingredients

  • (750-ml) bottle red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange flavored liquer
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 unwaxed apple, cored, and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling water, chilled
Method
1. Combine everything but the sparkling water in a large pitcher.
2. Cover and chill completely, 1 to 2 hours. When ready to serve, add the sparkling water


Since it's the weekend, I've picked out seven Sangrias which you can see on one of my boards on Pinterest so that you can make a new one everyday of the week. So here goes:


7. Red Wine Sangria - Classic, divine and delicious!

Image courtsey: Real Simple

6.  Tropical Sangria - Fresh, clear and awesome

Image courtsey: Dining Al-Fresco

5. Raspberry and serrano pepper Sangria - The Serrano pepper can be replaced with a fresh red chilli makes all the difference

Image courtsey: Jamie Heimbuch

4. Melon and mint Sangria - See, see my favourite so pretty. And the pitcher I <3

Image courtsey: Caleigh's Kitchen


3.  Citrus Champagne Sangria - if you don't like champagne, this is a great way to use it up

Image courtsey: Kiran Tarun


2. Kiwi peach and raspberry sangria - yummers! Don't have raspberries? Don't put em in!

Image courtsey: Marcus Samuellson


1. White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria - I love this pink hues on this one.


Image courtsey: Kitchen Treaty




4 comments:

  1. The photographs are simply amazing :-)

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    1. Pinterest is amazing! Everyday I learn something from it

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  2. Love this idea.. its super!! I also think Pinterest is so much fun:))
    Now one more on my shopping list - pretty pitcher's

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    1. You should the pitchers I have at home gauri - some 10! And I still can't stop collecting them

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