Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Sexy Sangria for Two

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on Valley Views, a show that spotlights local events, celebrity interviews, and the desert lifestyle. Valley Views is hosted by the ever gracious Pattie Daly Caruso, a popular TV personality here in the Coachella Valley.
Pattie asked that I prepare a special Valentine's Day punch for the show, and wanting to surprise her, I opted for sangria instead.
I made two sangrias for this occasion, a red and a white version (recipes below), and paired each of them with dark and white chocolate, respectively.
Valentine's Day Sexy Red Sangria for Two

1 bottle of dry red wine (I prefer a Spanish red like a Rioja)

2 oz brandy

2 oranges, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 lime, sliced

1 apple, sliced

1/4 cup simple syrup

1/2 cup orange juice

dash of Angostura bitters

Mix all the ingredients together and squeeze the citrus wedges into the wine. Allow to sit in fridge at least six hours, preferably overnight. Serve your sangria over ice.
Valentine's Day Sexy White Sangria for Two

1 Bottle of dry white wine (I prefer a Portuguese Vinho Verde or Spanish Albarino)

2/3 cup simple syrup

2 oranges, sliced or may substitute 1 cup of orange juice

1 lemon, sliced

1 lime, sliced

handful of fresh strawberries, sliced

handful of fresh pineapple chunks

2 oz brandy

dash of Angostura bitters

Mix all ingredients together and squeeze the citrus wedges into the wine. Toss in the strawberry and pineapple wedges (leaving out seeds if possible). Allow to sit in fridge at least six hours, preferably overnight. Serve your sangria over ice.
Watch the full video of my appearance (Valley Views - 2012-005. Segment starts at 13:07):
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  1. How exciting that you were on TV! We have a white and red sangria recipe in our cookbook! There are several grocery store varieties that are sold here in Spain and we thought they were fabulous until we developed our own! And homemade sangria is so easy to make, don't you think! Love following you! Cheers, Ashleigh & TIffani, The Drinking Girls

  2. Hey ladies-
    Thanks!! I agree that homemade sangria is the best. I will surely grab your book and try yours...I really appreciate the support...will be coming out with my own book in about a year's' time...will keep you posted!! XO

  3. Great! Yes, please do keep us posted about your book! Ours is available right on our website and we would love it if you bought a copy for your own! Can't wait until we can grab yours! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

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