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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bringing Summer Back - Sangria Style

Who wants to join me in bringing back the feel of summer! It's been very cold here in Idaho the past week or so. It actually hit 3 degrees this week, and I just celebrated my birthday with a snow day. The joy of having a December birthday, but it was actually pretty relaxing and I enjoyed it. With Christmas in a few days, sangria's can be a perfect smooth and fruity drink to bring a sense of warmth to your holiday gatherings.


Sangria comes from the Spanish word "Sangre" which means blood. This comes to no surprise seeing that typically Sangria's are a very dark crimson color. They were introduced to the U.S. in 1964 during the world fair.

The key to making a great sangria that is in season is the fruit. Fill your sangria with fruit that is in season, and it will be a hit every time! For Christmas season, stick with the "erry" fruits(cherries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.), grapes, peaches, and other wintry fruits.

Our recipe and tips blogger Teresa is the queen of a good sangria, and tends to create one at all of our gatherings. Here are a few tips from her:



A sangria at our last get together at Teresa's house in August when I visited NC.

What are some of our favorite Sangria recipes? Leave us a comment below!



References:

http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/1349/whats+in+season+++december
http://www.wineintro.com/sangria/history.html

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