Sangria is a punch that comes from Spain and Portugal. The name is generally believed to have been taken from the Spanish sangre (blood), in reference to the red colour of the drink.
Sept. 20 is National Punch Day. It has nothing to do with boxing. Time to get those under-used punch bowls out and imbibe in a glass or two,
Punch was believed to have been introduced by English sailors who sampled the drink in India in the early 17th century. Punch grew quickly in popularity and was soon spread to other countries. The word punch comes from Hindi panch (meaning five). The drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water and tea or spices. The original drink was named paantsch.
And since summer ends Friday, Sept. 22, why not celebrate National Punch Day and the Summer of 2017 with Sangria?
Sangria comes from Spain and Portugal. The name is generally believed to have been taken from the Spanish sangre (blood), in reference to the red colour of the drink.Recipe for a good time
2 bottles Solaz Tempranillo Cabernet, chilled
1 cup Duff Gordon Solera Reserva Brandy
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup superfine sugar
2 oranges cut into thin rounds
2 lemons cut into thin rounds
3 limes cut into thin rounds
2 apples cored and cut in ½ chunks
2 cups chilled club soda
In a large pot or bowl, combine wine, brandy, orange juice, and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Add orange, lemon and lime slices and apples and refrigerate until well chilled about one hour. Before serving add club soda.