This is the 'world-famous' Fletch recipe for Sangria. Even the Portuguese and Spanish are envious of it. People from many countries in Europe, and even as far away as Australia, have called around to sample the brew.
I am soooooooo consumed with pride!
| The ingredients. |
Add 3 heaped serving spoons of sugar to the 500ml of wine. Mix well.
Quarter the fruit and then slice each quarter into 3 segments.
Trim the pith and de-seed the fruit. The pith and seeds tend to leave a bitter taste, not to mention unseating your drunken guests dentures!
This is you being a good host!
3 x 33ml of cheap gin ...
... 2 of really cheap vodka ...
... and 1 of really, really cheap brandy!
Add lots of ice and top up with sparkling lemonaide which gives it a fizz.
You could substitute a really awful 'sparkling wine' and call it a 'Champagne Sangria'!
Preparations complete. Give it a good final stir.
It is now ready to be served.
I would strongly recommend that you use smaller glasses, especially if there are many guests, or you'll be running in and out of the kitchen to make more, and MORE Sangria!
- A normal Sangria Jug will serve 6 people if the glasses are half the size of the ones shown in the picture.
- If you decide to make a batch that will serve more, say 12, double the ingredients, but DON'T double the quantity of spirits. It will knock your guests for a six!
- You might want to experiment by adding small quantities of apple or peach to the fruit. More than half a peach will make the drink taste 'sickly'.
- If you think there isn't enough orange flavour, add about 50ml of concentrated orange juice to the mix.
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