Another Wine Article…

In San Diego Kashrut news, The NEW Albertson’s on Market and 14th Street now has in stock fresh kosher products. The fresh meat, chicken, chicken breast, brisket, ground beef, turkey, and more are displayed in the Meat Department. The koshering company, for those who want to know, is Glatt Kosher S’Better Farms. The manager is trying to get kosher milk, cheeses, breads, and challah in as well. ^^ Hooray! Another place in Downtown/South Bay to get Kosher products! We have Chabad Downtown to thank for this, so let’s hear a cheer!

I like wine, that’s something many know. And, every few months, I seem to post a new wine recipe. Well, with holidays coming for many faiths right now coupled with the coming new year, this is the time of year for holiday and New Year’s parties. Keeping that in mind, let’s look over some party ‘punches’ with kick. Now, I already did a recipe for Kosher Wassail, but let’s go south of the boarder now. Yes, my friends, we’re going to discuss the making of Sangria.

For those who may not know, Sangria originally came from Spain, and is quite the refreshing treats at parties. So, let’s look into this! For a standard serving, we start with 1 bottle of your favorite kosher red wine. I recommend a Merlot, as some traditional kosher table wines are JUST a bit too sweet. Though Mogen David works well in a pinch. ^^

Okay, so now we have the wine. What we want to do is pour it into a pitcher or sun tea jar with a strainer. This will become apparent soon why w want this. Next, we want to take 1 lemon, sliced thinly into rings, 1 lime, sliced thinly into rings, and 1 orange, sliced thinly into rings. Making sure all the seeds are gone, toss these citrus fruits into the wine before stirring. If you wish, you can also add 1-2 shots of Brandy to give it a bit more kick, and 2-3 Tablespoons Sugar to help cut the bitterness of the brandy & acidicness of the citrus. Once stirred, set in your fridge for at LEAST 2-3 hours to chill before serving. Personally, I prefer to let it sit overnight, just so the fruit soaks up a lot of alcohol & can be munched later for a nice treat.

Now, the Sangria can be served as is, or we can CUSTOMIZE! Oh, you know I love to modify & customize! If you’d like the punch to be carbonated, stir in 2 cups soda water (club soda) right before serving. Also, I’ve found that using gin instead of brandy is a tasty changeup. Or, if you wish, you can also add sliced peaches, strawberries, mangos, grapefruit, pineapple, or any other fruit high in citrus content. Also, you could choose to use a kosher white wine for a real different treat. Also, if in a rush, stir in a 1/2 cup of chilled orange juice with 1/8th cup chilled lemon & lime juices with the fruit slices into 1 bottle CHILLED Kosher wine. Then finish as normal to make it ready to go within a few minutes. Anyhow, as with any alcohol article I write, please drink responsibly, and know when to say when. Especially if you’re Mel Gibson. REALLY know when to say when! Anyhow, until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking!

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November 25, 2006. Kashrut Alerts, recipes, wine.

2 Comments

  1. ChefClub.net replied:

    Oh my gosh this sounds yummy! My mouth is watering, hehe! You should DEFINITELY enter this in the recipe contest at http://www.chefclub.net under the beverages section!

    Awesome blog, keep up the good work and uh, I’ll keep EATING it up! Haha

  2. wine making replied:

    cool

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