There’s more to wine than sips by the glass. This month, we’re partnering with Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen to share tips, insights and recipes featuring wine as the main ingredient.
Sure – sangria may conjure memories of warm summer nights spent sipping drinks outside. But who says summer gets to have all of the fun?
With the right batch of seasonal fruits and seasoning, sangria can earn a permanent spot in your fall cocktail rotation. Not only is it a
great drink to offer with appetizers or small bites party, thanks to its easy drinking, it is also great to make a large batch and have a pitcher (or two) on hand in the refrigerator before guests arrive.
And for the season of parties and socializing, a pretty sangria is just the thing to get people feeling festive.
When it comes to choosing your base wine for this recipe, try a Spanish varietal like Garnacha or Tempranillo. These hearty grapes are excellent for sangria. Zinfandel also provides a rich and jammy background for the fruits, if you have a bottle handy. You can find affordable bottles of any of these at a well-stocked grocery store or wine shop – plan to spend about $10 per bottle knowing the integrity of the wine will change a bit with the fruit and liqueur.
Live.Love.Lux Tip: Keep your fresh produce fresh — for longer — using the adjustable humidity controls on your Electrolux refrigerator’s Luxury-Glide Crisper Drawers.