Monday, August 31, 2009

Flavor of the month: Lemon Lime Recipes Aug. 2009

August' flavor of the month was Lemon Lime, combined or separate. I am not a fan of either, so with an open mind I did an internet search for lemon lime recipes. I browsed and looked. Then I hit upon this recipe. I am a sangria person, I make different recipes, testing and tasting. This summer at the art show I asked a potter to make me a sangria pitcher, I'd love to have one to keep the fruits in the pitcher where they belong. Try this, I think you will like it.

Bake at 350

Strawberry, lemon and lime must be the perfect trio of summery flavors. Look at all the candies and desserts that feature this combination! Here they combine to create a delicious sangria sensation.

You can make this with either red or white wine depending on your tastes. White wine will be lighter and have the added benefit that you can see the fruit floating around in the glass.

1 750ml bottle red or white wine
1 whole sliced orange
1 whole sliced lemon

1 whole sliced lime
3/4 cup sugar, or more or less to taste
6 oz soda water
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
6-8 fresh strawberries, halved

Slice orange, lemon and lime thinly into pitcher. Pour in the wine, then add the sugar. Stir well. Add in the liqueur and again stir well. Finally add in the strawberries.

Cool overnight in refrigerator. Right before serving add chilled soda water and ice cubes.

To turn this into a single-glass sangria recipe, a typical assumption is that one 750ml bottle of wine yields four large glasses of wine. Divide all ingredients shown by four. If you're making just one glass worth you probably don't want to wait for the overnight soaking. If the mixture doesn't soak, you just won't get as much of the fruit / berry flavors permeating the sangria.


supermom said...

i love your sangria. this isn't the potter pitcher is it? looks like a really cool pitcher though!

Bridget said...

I love sangria, too! I just made some for my husband's birthday was really good, but I would have loved to have tried your recipe. Looks like I just need to make more sangria! :)

Cindy said...

This is not the pottery pitcher, I haven't been able to pick it up yet. I think they will have it done at the next show I see them at. I love the sangria, the fruits all mingle and make it yummy.

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Yum, this looks delicious and very refreshing!!