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Homemade & Handcrafted Sangria

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The experts at Beverage SuperStore can help you to find the perfect recipe for making your own homemade version of the Spanish delight known as Sangria. Sangria has existed in various forms for over 2,000 years. It normally consists of red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy or cognac.

The basic formula for any successful sangria will be a bottle (750ml) of wine (sparkling or still; Rose’, red, or white.) At least  cup of a sweet liqueur (such as triple sec, brandy, or cognac are the most popular) or schnapps (flavored ones are great additions!) Then the blending begins with additions of fresh fruit.  The fresher the better, maybe a little on the riper side, and always freeze it before adding it into the pitcher. This will serve many functions, including chilling the sangria without watering it down with ice, and for presentation. For more color add garnishes like basil, mint, jalapenos, rosemary, ginger, or even cucumbers.

If you’re looking for a special and unique drink this spring, the folks at Beverage SuperStore suggest the following Sangria Recipe with a “southern flair”, the Georgia Peach Blush Sangria! It’s a fresh take on homemade and handcrafted Sangria, sure to impress and please your guests.

Georgia Peach Blush Sangria

Ingredients:

1      Bottle of Sparkling Rosé (such as Mumm Brut Rose)

3/4   Cup of Peach Schnapps

1      Cup of white peach juice or white cranberry juice

1/3   Cup of simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar.  Bring to a boil and let it cool completely.

3      Sliced peaches

1      Cup of Sliced Strawberries

1      Sliced Lime

1      Cup of Soda water

Instructions: 

  1. After slicing the fruit, put it in the freezer.This will help keep the pitcher cold while not diluting it with the water from the melted ice. Pour all of the liquid on top, adding the sparkling last. Add ice or serve chilled.
  1. Beverage Superstore has two locations in Gwinnett with experts that are happy to help you build your own sangria or you can check out their Pinterest board full of ideas and other recipes, before heading to their Grayson or Suwanee locations to grab the key ingredients.

Beverage SuperStore Locations

Grayson
2265 Loganville Highway
Grayson, GA 30017
770-995-9509

Suwanee
350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suwanee, GA 30024
678-714-9962