Sip This Sweet Sangria

Courtesy of Kim, Tobias Glen Vineyard’s Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager
Restaurants and bars in mainland Portugal and on the Azores Islands (birthplace of many of my relatives) often serve delightful sangria made with Rosé. I’ve used animé here to recreate it.


Note: While in Spain, I’ve noticed that many variations of sangria include cinnamon. I really enjoy the taste, so I’ve incorporated cinnamon sticks into my recipe.



Serves 4-6

Total Time : 1 hour, 15 min (including chilling)

Active Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • Tobias Glen’s animé Rosé of Pinot Noir – to create the best sangria imaginable
  • 1 ripe peach, cut into small pieces
  • 1 c ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 bottle of animé rosé of Pinot Noir
  • ¼ c Torani Amer or another orange liqueur
  • 1-2 T brandy
  • Sparkling water (2 bottles)
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • Pitcher (clear glass, if possible, so you/your guests can enjoy the lovely fruit colors)

Steps

Cut & Squeeze Fruit

Cut up the strawberries and peach. Gently squeeze the fruit pieces in small handfuls so the juice runs into the pitcher, then drop in the fruit. Add lime rounds and cinnamon sticks.

Add Liquids

Pour a bottle of animé, ¼ c Torani Amer, and 1-2 T brandy over the fruit. Stir. Add sparkling water until the pitcher is about 3/4 full. Stir again and chill for about an hour before serving.

Make it Festive

For an extra-festive touch, consider adding pomegranate seeds, apples, and oranges to your sangria.