Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Viking River Cruises Recipes - French Sangria

The original Sangaree (or Sangre or Sangoree) was a punch documented in London as far back as 1736. Its normal composition was Madeira wine with lime juice, sugar, water and nutmeg. Madeira wine is a fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira. The originator, Mr. Gordon, called his punch ‘Sangre’ from the Portuguese word for ‘blood.’

So now we pass this popular recipe on to you to enjoy!

One orange, peeled, segmented and halved
One cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
One cup seedless green grapes, halved
One 750-ml bottle of rosé wine
One-third cup Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
The juice of one lemon

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and chill in the refrigerator for three hours. Add three cups ice and serve in wine glasses or large tumblers, making sure that each glass has an ample amount of both fruit and wine.

Makes 6 drinks.

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