Sangría is the traditional Spanish version of a wine spritzer…
We have been focusing on España for our Spanish Course Soleado. And, speaking of Spain, what could be more perfect for a warm summer evening than Sangría?
So last week we decided to do a video of Patricia making Sangria. The video (how to make Sangria while learning a bit of Spanish at the same time) is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLQHXQ_4kCQ&feature=youtu.be. The recipe is below. And for your amusement, at the very end, I have included a bit about making the video…
Here is the recipe (receta) for Sangría en español (and in English también!)
|Paso 1.||Step 1.|
|una botella de vino tinto (un vino tinto de España, claro)||one bottle of red wine from Spain, of course|
|de 2 a 6 cucharadas de azúcar||*2-6 tbsp. sugar|
|una copita de brandy español||a small glass of Spanish brandy|
|Mix until sugar is dissolved. *Note that you won’t need to add any sugar if you use a lemon-lime pop such as 7Up instead of club soda.|
|Paso 2.||Step 2.|
|dos naranjas de Valencia||two oranges from Valencia|
|un limón||a lemon|
|una lima||a lime|
|Slice some perfect ‘wheels’ from the middle of the citrus fruits. Cut these wheels in half, remove any seeds and put into the pitcher for decoration. Then squeeze the juice from the remaining bits n’ pieces into the sangria.
Note: other fruit can also be used, cut-up and apples (manzanas) and peaches (duraznos) being the most popular.
|Step 3. (Optional) Store in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavours to meld and the sangria to chill.|
|Step 4. Just before serving add:|
|unos cubitos de heilo||ice cubes|
|una lata de soda club||**a tin of club soda (or 7Up)|
Serve in a regular wine glass. Enjoy!
A bit about videotaping
We set up at about 5:30 when the light was absolutely spectacular. Of course, I hadn’t realized that at this time of day everything would be backlit, and when I did realize it, I completely forgot about the lamp attachment for the camera that is designed to help with situations like this. My only excuse was that I had been running around like a madwoman, trying to find the ‘perfect’ vino español, Spanish brandy, oranges from Valencia, photogenic limes and lemons, ‘tapas’, una jarra, etc. etc.