I'd like to say a word in its behalf
Sangria makes me laugh...
How do you solve a problem like Sangria?
Where do you catch a glass and swill it down?
How do you find a word that means Sangria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!
...... Easy, its the European way to get hammered. When you can prise yourself away from the golden sands, tanned torsos and a summertime of "Tudo azul", its time to get yourself to the well-established Sunshine Bar on the Ilha de Tavira.Here in the sunshine a jug of sangria is always delivered with a smile.You need to take a ferry from Tavira town or Quatra Aguas to get there, but once there it is the place to be. Run and owned by Alice, Annie and Sergio you will get a great Portuguese/Irish welcome.I don't care how you get there, but just -- get there if - you can. Their recipe for Sangria is a closely guarded secret so dont expect them to part with It!!! However here is a recipe for Portuguese Sangria that should sort you out good and proper.
A good old Portuguese beach Sangria
1 bottle good, light-bodied Portuguese red wine
2 cups white rum
1 litre 7-up, sprite, or home made lemonade
2 Oranges, Sliced in thin rounds
1 Lemon Sliced in thin rounds
1 small ripe pear, cut into thin slices
1 cinnamon quill
1 cup rasberry syrup (cordial)
1. Combine liquid ingredients, and cinnamon quill, and let it sit for at least 6 hours.
2. Pour sangria into pitchers, followed by ice cubes, then slices of fruit. let that sit another hour in the fridge, serve cold.