There is a veritable cornucopia of delectable Hispanic food. There are yummy dinner ideas like tamales, empanadas, and ceviche. There are sweet Hispanic foods like flan or tres leche cake.
But one of the best parts of Latino cuisine isn’t the Hispanic food. No, it’s the drink. Specifically, sangria.
This sweet, fruity, refreshing drink from Spain and Portugal is typically made out of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a little bit more alcoholic. Thanks to myriad of flavors, it pairs well with just about any type of Hispanic food you could think of.
To get acquainted with this amazing drink, here are a few easy recipes you should try.
To make a basic sangria, you’re going to need two liters of wine (doesn’t matter what color), one cup of brandy, one liter of ginger ale, and a few cups of chopped fruit. Many people like to use oranges and citrus fruits. Some use strawberries, but it really doesn’t matter. Choose whatever you think tastes good, and stick in a jar with the brandy to soak over night. Then when you’re ready to serve it, put it all together, stir, and consume.
Although this sangria is Italian in name only, it’s as delicious as anything else that’s ever come out of Italy. To make it, you need two liters of red wine, one liter’s worth of an orange-flavored Italian soda, one cup of vodka, and some fruit (strawberries, and peaches work quite well). Put it all together, let it chill, and then serve!
If your guests like their wine and wine-drinks a bit more dry, try making a honey sangria. You’ll need a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, an orange, a lemon, a bag of frozen mixed berries, a liter of sparkling mineral water, and a quarter-cup of honey. Blend the wine, the berries, some ice, and the honey together, and then add the sparkling water to make this delectable sangria.
Sangria is an amazing drink that can be had with just about any type of Hispanic food. Try these recipes out, and then experiment. Share your own recipes and the types of Hispanic food you made with it in the comments!