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Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

A month ago, we were wondering if spring would ever come. Cold and nasty in the Catskills. And in fact, spring never came. It is suddenly in the 80’s or 90’s each day. Somehow the leaves all came out in a couple of weeks and it is now green, sweltering and the perfect weather for…

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Sangria Caliente from Sangria by Mittie Hellmich

  The planet is experiencing rapid growth: population, pollution, and mixologists. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do not have bad associations with that mixologist word. In fact, when I retire, I am going to open up a B&B: Bar and Bakery. But as the number of mixologists grow, as they each get their 15…

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Brian’s Strawberry and Plum Sangria

Officially, sangria is a common beverage from Spain and Portugal. The standard recipe consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and brandy. The sweetener is most often a shot of sugar, although honey and orange juice can be employed. The brandy is traditional but in this new of age of extravagant liqueurs, just about anything…

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria is a word that conjures up languid summer evenings. Some tapas, a pitcher of the fruity liquid, and a comfy chair. After two or three glasses, the world is fine. Living in the Hudson Valley, we are surrounded by apples, which are often part of the fruit of our summer sangrias. But, for this…

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