Thursday, October 11, 2012

What I Love: Blood-Red Sangria Cocktail

Check out this recipe on how to make a Blood-Red Sangria Cocktail.
Also did you know Sangria meaning in spanish is "bleeding".

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail

Sangria Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
1 cup dark sweet cherries, stemmed, pitted and halved
1 stick cinnamon
Strips of orange peel from 1 medium orange (orange part only)
Sangria Martini Cocktail
Ice cubes
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz) citron (citrus) vodka
2 tablespoons (1 oz) clear orange-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons (1 oz) sangria simple syrup, chilled (above)
1 dark sweet cherry on a cocktail pick

To make simple syrup, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix sangria simple syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes. Strain mixture through fine mesh strainer; discard solids. Cover and chill sangria syrup until ready to use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
To make cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka and orange liqueur to cocktail shaker; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass. Drizzle sangria syrup into cocktail in glass. Garnish with cherry.
Makes 1 cocktail

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
Use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of orange peel. Be sure to remove only the orange part of the peel; the white part, called pith, is bitter.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Cocktail)Calories 260(Calories from Fat 0),Total Fat 0g(Saturated Fat 0g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 0mg;Sodium 0mg;Total Carbohydrate 27g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 25g),Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:Exchanges:0 Starch;0 Fruit;0 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;0 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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