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Chelsey Malstrom, Seven Sisters Spirits, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
ummer is made for sipping, and why not a beautiful sangria? This is the perfect batch-style cocktail that is sure to please a crowd. I love using frozen fruit, especially for outdoor entertaining. This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s fruity and refreshing without being overly sweet. If you like to play around with flavors, don’t be afraid to start with your favorite dry wine and layer fruits, sparkling waters, and light mix of brandy or flavored spirits. I have decided to feature Torres Ibéricos Rioja because it is a beautiful Tempranillo, the traditional wine used in sangria. Pairing it with brandy and orange liqueur, also from Spain, makes me feel like I am treating myself to a cocktail in Barcelona!
Enjoy! Chelsey Malstrom
TORRES SANGRIA RECIPE 1
(750 ml) bottle of Altos Ibéricos Crianza 2014 Tempranillo
½ cup Torres 10 Brandy ½ cup Torres Orange Liqueur 2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup sugar as needed orange slices lemon slices apple slices 2
cups watermelon cubes
(750 ml) bottle of sparkling wine or Sprite
Combine all ingredients but the sparkling wine or Sprite in a large container for 24 hours. When ready to serve add ice and sparkling wine or sprite and enjoy!