Cinco de Mayo Sangria - The Mexican Kitchen
Cinco de Mayo celebrates The Day of the Battle of Puebla - when, on May 5th, the Mexicans won an against-the-odds victory against the French. A lovely time to celebrate the Mexican culture!
4 cups dry red table wine
2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 limes or 1 apple, sliced, to serve
Half fill a large jug with ice cubes. Pour in the wine and the orange and lime juices.
Add the sugar and stir well until it has dissolved. Pour into tumblers and float the lime or apple slices on top.
Serve at once.
NOTE: Caster sugar is a very fine sugar, although not as powdery as confectioner's sugar. It's used in drinks because it dissolves easily. If you only have normal sugar, grind it up a bit in your food processor.
To turn this into a single-glass sangria recipe, a typical assumption is that one 750ml bottle of wine yields four large glasses of wine. Divide all ingredients shown by four. If you're making just one glass worth you probably don't want to wait for the overnight soaking. If the mixture doesn't soak, you just won't get as much of the fruit / berry flavors permeating the sangria.
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Note: I created these sangria recipes and have had them online for years. If you find similar sangria recipes elsewhere, it's because someone copied my idea. I do appreciate it when visitors write in to warn me about the plagiarism - but usually there's not much I can do about it! What's really funny is when they copy my design right down to my sangria pitcher. That's a bit much :)