Dec 5, 2011

TASTEBUDS TUESDAY

Something to tickle your tastebuds? How about this Spiced White Wine Sangria? ....ok....for me ( being knocked up at the moment ) I may need to substitute the White Wine for something else?
 but being a big fan of Sangria...I think this little spiced up drink would definately rock my boat!

Mmmmmmm




Spiced White Wine Sangria
Makes 2 quarts
Ingredients:
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1 (750ml) bottle pinot grigio
2 tangerines, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 cup pomegranate seeds
optional garnish:
cinnamon sticks
star anise
Directions:
1. Place sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cardamom pods into a small saucepan, stir and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
2. While the spice simple syrup cools, spread tangerine slices onto a baking sheet and sprinkle the tops with a small amount of brown sugar.
3. Using a brulee torch, caramel the tops of each orange tangerine slice or place the baking sheet under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Place the orange slices and pomegranate seeds into a large pitcher.
5. Pour the wine over the fruit and add extra cinnamon sticks and star anise, if desired.
6. Strain the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir until well combined.
7. Place the sangria in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least an hour. Pour into glasses and serve.

images and recipe via : spoon fork and Bacon

8 comments:

  1. This looks delish and my brother-in-law LOVES sangria! I'll have to try these!

    Liesl :)

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  2. Yum - and now that the weather is playing ball game and we have a sunny day in Melbourne again this looks so perfect for lunch on the lawn under a big old tree. Virginia xx

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  3. Anything with cinnamon and I'm in! This sounds lovely. I've never had sangria...looks like I've been missing out; must try it.
    Kim
    x

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  4. You could make it with a non alcoholic bubbly drink maybe?!
    I'm a sucker for any type of Sangria, when I went to Spain last year I couldn't get enough of the Champagne Sangria, made fresh with about 4 different liquors thrown in it was so delicious. Well from what I can remember!

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  5. This looks and sounds delicious. Must try!

    xoxo aley

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  6. omg so glad i found this! gonna have a wine night with my gals next week and we are def gonna try this!!

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  7. Ooo never tired before - looks fresh! x

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