Sangria by the chef

Sangria by the chef
 Spaniards came up with sangria, as salvation from the summer heat. This light and fragrant cocktail is very refreshing and pleasantly dizzy. Sangria cheerful, changeable and mysterious. For her, there are no strict rules. Every once in a recipe, you can add different ingredients and enjoy the unusual flavors. Chef cook advised of sangria wine, favorite fruits and good mood.

Despite the fact that no single recipe sangrii cooking process of this cocktail is always the same. Fruits were cut into pieces, mixed with alcoholic base, left overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, the resulting mixture was diluted with water, sprinkle with sugar and spices. Pour into a large pitcher with ice, serve.

Sangria - a drink democratic. Chefs do not recommend to buy for her expensive wine. His great quality will remain invisible against the background of fruit and sugar. But spices, fruits and berries regret not worth it. Especially oranges, which give the drink a true Spanish flavor.

Degrees cocktail can be increased by adding 50-100 g of strong alcoholic beverages: brandy, gin, liqueur. Vodka can also spoil the delicate sangria because it has a very sharp taste unique.

Depending on the basic set of ingredients and alcohol component chefs share sangria into 4 types.

The first type - "quiet" or simply sangria. For her fruit (1 orange, 1 peach and 1 apple) sliced, sleep 2 tablespoons of sugar and pour 1 bottle of dry red wine. This mixture should stand in a refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Then it added 1 liter of carbonated water, a pinch of ground cinnamon and lots of ice cubes.

For the second type - fruit sangria - "quiet" base complementary fresh fruit, cut into pieces. Assorted fruits (300 g melon, ½ kg of peaches, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 handful of white grape berries) pour 1 liter of red wine, add 100 grams of gin or brandy and cooled. Before serving, add 500 ml of orange juice, 100 grams of sugar, a pinch of cinnamon.

In third place in popularity - white sangria. It is prepared from dry white wine. Fruit mixture of 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 peach pour 1 bottle of wine cool. Then diluted with 2 cups of cold water and add spices: a pinch of crushed nutmeg, a few mint leaves and 2 tablespoons sugar.

The most delicious is considered the fourth type of sangria - sparkling or cava sangria. For her 3 any citrus fruit, for example, 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 grapefruit, cut circles. Together with berries 1 bunch of white grapes pour 1 bottle of champagne or other sparkling wine. 125 ml of orange liqueur and cooled. Before serving, add ice, the amount of which shall be not less than half of sangria.

It is believed that it is impossible to spoil sangria. Therefore, cooks added to the cocktail products, at first glance, may not be combined with each other. And the results are surprisingly tasty. For example, there was a spring sangria. According to the original recipe for sangria spring 1 green apple and half of fresh cucumber cut into small cubes, add 100 grams of red grapes. Separately, mix 1 liter of dry red wine, orange liqueur 50 ml and 50 ml brandy. Alcohol, 200 ml of orange juice without pulp and 200 ml of carbonated water. Pour this mixture of fruits and vegetables. Cool and add a large amount of ice.

Usually sangria served as an independent drink at the end of lunch or dinner. It does not have a snack and drink slowly, enjoying a fruity aroma.

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