Monday, August 29, 2011

Sibling Rivalry Sangria

Sangria is a delicious wine punch sort of concoction perfect for summer. It is commonly found in Spain, Argentina and Portugal although it has become popular all over the world.  Traditionally sangria is made using red wine but mine is a light delicious and refreshing white.When I saw Sibling Rivalry on the shelf on the LCBO I just had to try it.  I just loved the branding and the concept. Three brothers and three grape varieties per wine. The white is a wonderful blend of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer  just perfect for my fabulous sangria. 
2 mangoes (I prefer the flat yellow ones as they have less of those tough stringy hairs and a smaller pit) - chopped
4 white peaches - skin removed &chopped
4 yellow peaches - skin removed &chopped
1 bunch green grapes - halved
2 firm apples - chopped I used Cortland
2 oranges - juiced
1L Gingerale 
2 Bottles fruity white wine or Sibling Rivalry white if you can find it. 
Vodka - a few shots (optional) 
sugar - a few tbs (optional) I used 1 tbs

PREP: Add all chopped fruit to a bowl with about a cup of vodka and sugar. Let this mixture sit in the fridge all day if possible. 

* to remove peach skins you will have to blanch them: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Keep a large bowl of ice water close by. Cut a small X in the bottom of the peaches. Place peachen in the boiling water for 1 minute then quickly transfer them to the ice water to spot the cooking. When they are cool the skins should easily peel off. 

ASSEMBLE: (2 parts wine to 1 part Gingerale) In a large punch bowl or in a pitcher add 1/2 bottle of white wine, ice, a few heaping scoops of the fruit mixture and about 1 cup of gingerale. Taste mixture and see if you want more or less soda. Enjoy!

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