|750 mL bottle, Alcohol/Vol19.5%, Made in: Douro, Portugal, $23 CAD|
Saturday is near, (hallelujah) and I'm already dreaming about the exceptionally easy 5-minute Sparkling Sangria Punch that I put together on a whim last weekend.
Sparkling Sangria Recipe:
1/3 Ramos Pinto Port Wine
1/3 Sparkling Water (Perrier)
1/3 Orange Juice
To me, this Port tastes like a concentrated wine with a deep berry sweetness. I tried it at room temperature first, which was fantastic after a meal. I'd recommend keeping the wine in the fridge before cooking up this cocktail, as it tastes better chilled.
Good depth of tar, smoke, black raspberry, cherry and mulberry notes on the nose. The palate is rich, intensely flavoured and chewy with touches of chocolate added into the mix for added interest and great length. - LCBO
For best results, prep a pitcher of Sangria a few hours early to make it extra fancy. Mix only the Port and OJ, then add some fresh citrus, apples, pears or berries and leave it in the fridge to chill. Right before serving, throw in your sparkling water. If you're running low on time, simply garnish with a slice of orange and enjoy with good company.