On our visit to a spanish restaurant to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary, we first time tried Sangria. Sangria, which means bloody in spanish, is a wine punch. Both Nisarg and I don't take alcohol, so we asked for a non-alcoholic version and what they served was so yummy!!
Here is a recipe that is adapted from Giada's Italian Cooking that I tried some time ago. It was so delicious, we just drank our dinner that day :).
1/2 cup orange juice2 cups mint syrup (recipe follows)1 lemon (zested and thinly sliced)1 lime (zested and thinly sliced)1 cup sliced strawberries, grapes, raspeberries4-5 fresh mint sprigs1 can Sprite (I used Sprite Zero)water (to adjust sweetness)crushed iceMint Syrup:2 cups sugar2 cups water1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- For the mint syrup, in a saucepan, combine sugar, water and mint over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes.
- Strain before using and keep aside.
- In a large bowl or pitcher, combine all the ingredients. Fill tall glasses with crushed ice and pour sangria over the top.
I would like to send this lovely sangria to Priya's FIC-Pink event which was started by SunshineMom.
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