January sunshine is in full swing. The heat is blistering but days are bright. These are the kind of days that makes me feel like having friends over, cooking up a storm and sit under a shade chatting away. Or going for a picnic. Whether you like this heat or not, one thing I am sure we can agree on is that this weather makes everyone ever so deserving of an amazing quenching drink.
My sangria was inspired by this post I viewed on food gawker. Upon doing my research, I noticed that making a sangria depended on ones taste and anything goes as long as it tastes good. That’s a good thing since it leaves so much creative power on our hands and gives us ability to make yummy stuff. It also adds a beautiful fruity spin to the usual glass of wine. For today: my perfect rosemary and orange sangria.
COOK TIME:10 MINUTES SERVES:2
1 handful of strawberries
2 sprigs of rosemary
1/2 an orange
1/2 a cup of orange juice
Sweet red wine
Slice your strawberries longitudinally and very thinly. Half your orange and further cut it up in smaller slices. Set this aside. Your fruit slices must me thin. Huge chunks will not float.
Rinse your rosemary sprigs and put them in your wine glass. Pour in your wine and a splash of your orange juice in each glass. Add your fruits and if you prefer, some ice too.
Serve. How easy was that?
For a more pronounced fruity flavor, allow the drink to sit for about 30 minutes. This allows the natural juices of the fruit to seep into your wine. Alternatively, you can prepare this in a jug and let it sit and allow people to pour from it as they please.
I highly encourage you to try out different combinations and use what you have at hand. Why not have a blueberry+lime+thyme sprig sangria? Or a Plum+ fresh mint+tangerine sangria? Or maybe you prefer your sangria with some orange zest+luquards+cinnamon stick . The possibilities for a sangria are endless!
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