Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blood Orange Sangria

This sangria is great for holiday parties. Blood oranges have a beautiful red-colored flesh but if you can't find them substitute navel oranges - the red wine will stain them red anyone, so who can tell the difference?

Peel 2 oranges. Set half of one of the oranges aside for a snack. Section the rest, cutting each segment in half (so you'll have about 24 oranges segments total). Place in a large bowl along with 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup apple juice, 1/3 cup triple sec, 1/4 cup raw sugar, 2 whole cloves, one cinnamon stick, one 750 milliliter bottle of fruity red wine, 1/2 a lemon (cut into 4 wedges) and 1/2 a lime (cut into 4 wedges).

Stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Before serving, remove the cloves and the cinnamon stick, then ladle 1 cup into each of 8 glasses, including the fruit. Each serving is 160 calories.

Beaujolais wine is great for this sangria - as always, look for one that is unfiltered. Alas I already brought my recycling down and can't remember the name of the label that I bought!

navel oranges $2.92
strawberries $4.99
Beaujolais $12.99
lemon $0.79
lime $0.40

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The Vegan Pantry

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  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance