It´s Friday and we at Maria Dolores are in the launch of the Fusión collection mood. We think that a tasty drink is a great deal for the day.
How about Sangria?
The Spanish drink is much more than a drink, it is a tradition in Spain. Some people even say that Caipirinha is for Brazilians as Sangria is for Spanish. It is that true?
Well, the drink’s name means “bloodshed” and the allusion is made due to the drink coloration that takes the dry red wine as the main component besides fruits, ice and tonic water. There are several recipes with different preparation ways. Here we selected a recipe from Rita Lobo, from the “Practical Kitchen with Rita Lobo”. Let´s go!
- ½ bottle of red wine (375 ml)
- 1 can of tonic water
- ½ cup (tea) of orange juice
- 1 apple
- ½ pineapple in medium frozen cubes
- 4 spoons (soup) of sugar
- ¼ cup (tea) of gim (optional)
- ice cubes
Method of preparation
- Place the orange juice in a large jar and set aside.
- Wash, dry and hold the apple peel. Cut the apple into thin slices and transfer to the jar with the orange juice.
- Add the frozen pineapple cubes, the sugar and mix them carefully as not to break the apple slices.
- Take to the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes or until serving. Meanwhile, enjoy the wine and tonic water chilling.
- At the time of serving, add wine and tonic water to the fruit and mix. Place the ice cubes in the serving glass – this is the key to not getting watery.
FROZEN PINEAPPLE CUBES FOR DRINKS
Peel and cut the pineapple into cubes. Distribute the cubes on a baking sheet without overlapping or overlapping each other and refrigerate the freezer for at least 40 minutes. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a plastic bag and return to the freezer. So they become stiff and ready to use in drinks.
If you want another option, you have an easier and faster recipe made by Rodrigo Hilbert.
Click Here and check it out.