Sangria is one of the symbols of Spain and its cuisine. Besides with red wine, this icy alcoholic beverage is also offered with rosé, white wine, brandy and rum. It is one of the most delightful drinks for the summer months. Its name comes from the Spanish word sangre - blood. White Sangria, in contrast, is made with white wine, fruits and carbonated water.
Sangria, this light and refreshing drink, is one you can make at home without a problem. Here's how:
One of the most favored drinks is lemon-peach sangria. The fruits in it add a nice aroma without being intrusive.
Sangria with Lemons and Peaches
Preparation: Wash all the fruits thoroughly. Cut the orange in 2. Drain the juice of 1 half, dice the other coarsely without peeling it. Dice all of the other fruits into cubes of the same size. Mix all of this in a large pitcher - with a volume of at least 6 1/5 cups (1.5 L).
To the fruits add the drained orange juice, sugar, cognac and finally the cinnamon stick as well. Stir until the sugar melts.
Leave the mixture for 2 hours in the fridge so the flavors blend together. Then pour in the wine. Keep the prepared sangria in the fridge.
To be truly refreshing, it needs to be very cold. When serving, drop pieces of fruit in the glass. They take on the taste of the wine and transform into a genuine delicacy.