Headed for the beach shack? Don't forget Sangria!

Headed for the beach shack? Don't forget Sangria!

There’s no better way to combine the amazing fresh fruits on offer in Tasmania with your traditional 5pm happy hour after a sunny day at the beach.  Sangria is a beautiful Spanish punch that traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit.   It can be made so easily with simple ingredients you’ve already got in your kitchen.  However, sangria can be dangerous….     it tastes so fresh, crisp and fruity that you’ll easily lose track of how many glasses you’ve had (wink).
Red Sangria a la Playa
  • 2 c. assorted fruit cut into cubes (apple, pear, kiwi, plum, watermelon, etc.)
  • 1 c. assorted berries (raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries, etc.)
  • ¼ c. hot water
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 3 c. red wine (Tasmanian pinot noir preferably!)
  • 3 c. sparkling lemon citrus juice
  • ½ c. rum
  • 1 medium orange, sliced thin crosswise
  • A few shakes of cinnamon
  • ice

strawberries blueberries raspberries

Add sugar into hot water and stir until dissolved, then set aside to cool.
Mix the wine, rum and juice in a large punch bowl or pitcher.  Then stir in fruits (except the orange) and cooled water.  Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.  The following day, add the orange slices and refrigerate for another 2 hours.  Serve ice cold on a hot day with ice and toes in the sand!

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