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The best sangria recipe begins in the most basic form. A few simple ingredients; bottle of wine, small amount of liquor, fresh seasonal fruits and a little time. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Wild Strawberry Moscato White Wine Sangria

The best sangria recipe begins in the most basic form. A few simple ingredients; bottle of wine, small amount of liquor, fresh seasonal fruits and a little time. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
The best sangria recipe begins in the most basic form. A few simple ingredients; bottle of wine, small amount of liquor, fresh seasonal fruits and a little time. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Red Sangria is one of the most popular Spanish cocktails with White Wine Sangria (Sangria Blanca) running a close second. Sangria is a wine based punch most likely to have originated in Spain. Sangria first appeared in the United States in 1964. As its popularity has increased, so have the numerous ways the Sangria recipe has been adapted.

How to Make a Basic Red or White Wine Sangria Recipe

The best sangria recipe begins in the most basic form. One liter of wine (red or white), 1 cup of sliced fresh fruit (any combination of citrus, berries and tropical fruits), 2 to 4 ounces Liquor (usually Brandy or Cognac) and 1/2 to 1 ounce sweetener (sugar or simple syrup). Place all ingredients in sealed container for 4 hours minimum to overnight, allowing sliced fresh fruits to marinate. Serve in large rocks glass with club soda or sparkling wine topper. Garnish options include fresh herbs or additional fresh fruit slices and whole berries.

With the basic sangria recipe as starting point it is easy to adapt the recipe to seasonal ingredients and fresh fruits you already have on hand.

Wild Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Wild Strawberry Moscato White Wine Sangria recipe was created using an easy basic Sangria recipe to start and fresh quality ingredients from my kitchen – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Wild Strawberry Moscato White Wine Sangria recipe was created using an easy basic Sangria recipe to start and fresh quality ingredients from my kitchen – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Wild Strawberry Sangria recipe is perfect for spring and summer entertaining. The recipe uses Moscato White Wine as base with fresh strawberries, blackberries and cherries. It is lively and fresh, light and airy and beautiful in color. The taste is definitely spectacular! Almost too spectacular. The Wild Strawberry Sangria recipe is so easy to sip, it disappears as quickly and easily as it put together.

May 9, 2013 marks the second annual National Moscato Day. National Moscato Day was established by Gallo Family Vineyards. Make a fresh and easy Moscato White Wine Sangria to capture the excitement of National Moscato Day. Then sit back, relax and join Gallo Family Vineyards in a very special Moscato wine-themed Twitter party for hosting tips, wine and food pairing ideas and wine facts. Follow the hashtag #MoscatoDay and @GalloFamily on Twitter

Wild Strawberry Sangria – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-750ml Bottle Moscato White Wine

4 ounces Brandy

1 ounce Simple Syrup

6 large Strawberries – hulled & quartered

15 Fresh Whole Blackberries

1/2 cup Fresh Cherries – pitted & cut in half

1/2 Fresh Lemon – cut in slices

Place cut fruit in bottom of pitcher. Add wine, brandy and simple syrup. Stir gently. Cover. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Serve over ice. Club soda or sparkling wine optional as topper optional.

What is the Best White Wine for Sangria Recipes?

There are many Moscato white wines that would work rather nicely with the Wild Strawberry Sangria recipe above. Use the one that you are most familiar with and prefer. I used a Moscato white wine I am familiar with it and thought it would pair nicely with the recipe I was developing due to the flavor profile. It is pleasantly sweet with sumptuous fruit aromas. Citrus fruit dances across the tongue with plump, juicy splashes of nectar fruit. The finish is lively and crisp making it ideal for a lovely spring to summer sangria.

An important point to remember when choosing any wine as Sangria recipe base is it should be a wine you already enjoy. If it doesn’t taste good in the glass by itself, it probably shouldn’t be the starter component in your Sangria recipe.

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Barefoot Midnight Memento - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Development Services

Barefoot Midnight Memento

After dinner cocktails during the fall and winter months are an excellent way to relax and reminisce with friends and family. Barefoot Midnight Memento easily combines into late night sipping cocktail with fruit cake nutty sweetness.

Barefoot Midnight Memento Recipe

Barefoot Midnight Memento - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Development Services

Barefoot Midnight Memento – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Cherry Liqueur

Combine liquids in snifter glass. Optional garnish: Single brandied cherry skewered and placed across top of snifter glass.

The Barefoot Midnight Memento cocktail recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2012 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Barefoot Brunch - created by and copyright Cheri Loughlin

Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee Champagne

Valencia

1-1/2 measure Apricot Brandy

1/2 measure Orange Juice

3 dashes Orange Bitters

Brut Champagne

Combine brandy, orange juice and bitters in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with brut champagne.

The Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee bottle photo is available for digital download in the Wine & Spirits stock photography Gallery.

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Barefoot Bubbly Champagne sample for review courtesy representatives of the brand