Sicilian Sangria

Sicilian Sangria

Sicilian Sangria

My next adventure into sangrias also comes from Kim Haasarud’s 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks.  We were having pasta so I decided to try the Sicilian Sangria.  The recipe from Haasarud calls for orange curaçao, but my trustee wine advisor at the Winery says that triple sec is a good substitute.  For the wine, he recommended Citra’s 2005 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo which was a decent $10 wine.
We liked this one better than the New Zealand Kiwi Sangria but it the flavor didn’t hold up over time as well.   Although the oranges tasted really good a couple days later.

1 bottle of Italian Red Wine
1 c. orange juice
1/2 c. triple sec or orange curaçao
1/4 c. simple syrup (boil 1 c. water with 1 c. sugar together – don’t stir)
Wedges of 2 oranges
Wedges of 1 peach
1 lime, sliced

Add club soda just before drinking to taste.

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2 Responses to Sicilian Sangria

  1. Lainey says:

    Woah. This looks totally good and doable. I love sangria, but I thought it had a ton more booze, thus making it super expensive to make at home. this is great.

    • Melissa says:

      I know what you mean. Cost is one of the reasons I liked this recipe book so much. With the exception of the Midori liqueur in the kiwi sangria, most of the ingredients are affordable.

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