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Spring Sangria

Spring has officially sprung and I for one could not be more excited! With all the things to look forward to, sangria is pretty high on my list. Since we're still easing into the season, I thought it was worth taking a different look at the classic summertime beverage. More

Lychee Bellini

I think it's best to use a dry sparkling wine to pair with the fruit, or the cocktail ends up cloyingly sweet and tasting like a bad hangover waiting to happen. I used a dry sparkling brut rosé from Alsace, France (Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace, made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes), which imparts a lovely pinkish hue. A dry Prosecco would be excellent as well. More

Apple Sangria

This sangria has a secret ingredient to boost its fruitiness: a scoop of applesauce adds sweet apple flavor (and just a hint of texture). In the fall, you could garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick. More

Frozen Sangria

This frozen sangria is tart and refreshing, even if it's masking pretty terrible wine. You could thin it with a little 7-Up, but we prefer it nearly spoonable. Try substituting frozen peaches or mangoes or a mixture of berries to change things up. More

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