Tasty Tequila Sangria

by James Stevenson

With a base of wine there isn’t much guesswork left where Sangria originates. Yes the next best thing to a perfectly crafted bottle of wine; is using said wine and adding fruits and liquor then leaving it to chill overnight in the fridge allowing all the ingredients to macerate and of course it was the Spanish who first figured this out.

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Sangria was first introduced to the United States during the New Yorks 1964 World Fair where they used Brandy instead of Tequila but since that time the Sangria has been modified and experimented with but the fundamentals always remain the same. When looking for the perfect party cocktail to share with friends what could be better than a Tasty Tequila Sangria made with some nice Sauvignon Blanc and all the fresh fruit you can find for everyone to enjoy. Keeping it simple, my recipe includes fruits that are available throughout the entire year.

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I like to use cranberry simple syrup in my recipe to expedite the maceration process and balance the citrus. I used Hornitos Tequila, as it is a great accompaniment to sangria since it has an earthy essence that couples impeccably with all the fruits in this sangria.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of chilled Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 part Hornitos Tequila
  • ½ part cranberry simple syrup
  • ½ part fresh cranberries
  • 1 thinly sliced green apple
  • 1 thinly sliced red apple
  • 1 part lemon lime soda
  • 2 limes, juiced ·

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher
  2. Stir mixture
  3. Chill mixture
  4. Enjoy!

serves 5-6 people

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