The Sangria Method

Greetings Whazzmaster afficionados.  This would be a “guest” posting for the purposes of illuminating you on the art and science of Sangria.  Sangria is a drink one would think came from Spain, and in fact it is IN Spain that I had my first experience with it.  Recipes vary, I happen to know of and like 2 specific recipes.  The one I will share today is my closest approximation of what I would consume as a youth in Paris at the infamous “Sangria Bar” in the Latin Quarter where this was all that they served.
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I start with three types of citrus: Orange, Lemon and Lime. Cut the peel off and remove that white junk, then dice it up.
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Note the fine knife skills at work. Get a kid to mix it up for you.
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Add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar to the citrus to cut the acidity, then add a half a cup of hard liquor. I have used rum and vodka successfully, take your pick.
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Put the citrus+booze+sugar in a pitcher and set aside in the fridge for a while, and go drink something else. In a couple hours (or overnight if you are brave) pull the mixture out. Time for the blood of the bull. I have always used Sangre de Toro because it has a cool name and there is the word BLOOD in it.
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Give the fruit and booze a squeeze by mashing it up a bit, this gives you a bit of juice and helps permeate the fruit with the booze. Then, for effect, pour the wine in slowly.
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Ain’t she gorgeous?
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The finished product:
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Now pour the goodness into tumblers and make sure everyone gets a bit of fruit. It’s really sour, but you’ll notice it goes to your head pretty quickly.
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Enjoy!

35 thoughts on “The Sangria Method

  1. whazzboozescience.com is my new fav website

    we’re moving tomorrow to sacramento for an 8 week stint… then hopefully back to the yay proper, or maybe the other direction to reno! 911!

    is GMX still in pacifica?

  2. Tim –

    Whatever dude…this isn’t about the booze…you just want to show of your picture skillz…and your perfectly white counter…

  3. Don’t hate me cuz I’m beautiful. Why the heck are you looking at counters in a booze tutorial anyhow? Focus man, focus.

  4. awesome! I’ll be cooking up some this weekend. thanks for the lesson.

    sorry it’s so cold out there midwesterners. small price to pay for low rent and high quality of life!!!

  5. uh oh… i froze my seagrams 7 and water last night and got some blooms today. not like the scotch ones… more long and wormy.

    so now is it just any kind of whiskey or what?

  6. i had just emptied the entire freezer out and turned the temp low…

    i’d love to see a timelapse movie for the blooms growing at all different temperatures many cups at each temperature with different variables like icy/warm water, stirred/unmixed, alcohol:water ratios

    freezing science is fun

  7. yo cal, i’m in redding.

    the chick asking me for oranges (presumably making sangria in her little booth) was super cute and friendly.

    california…. CALifORNia DREAMIN…… ON SUCH A CALIN DAYYYYYYYYYYY

    can you smell me yet?

    i’m moving to sacramento… are you going to be doing any fancy lawyerin there?

  8. how about a weekend bender in reno… drugs and whores and scotch shrooms…

    starting NOW)@^&$)(^$

    can you get here on a metro pass?

  9. montel williams slanging obama coins on late night infomercials is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen.

  10. Damn, is it already? That dude’s old. How’s it feel? You’re life’s work == SCOTCH MUSHROOMS.

  11. if i published my life’s work, the systems that every developed civilization depends on would crumble. it would even crumble the systems that dynamically select which systems to use.

    it’s a system killer. i am HOV.

  12. i’m expecting and inauguration day bump in FCX… the largest miner of copper and gold in the world.

  13. i’m expecting an inauguration day bump in FCX… the largest miner of copper and gold in the world.

  14. market buy FCX at the bell and dump after 8% up. if up 6% then dump if it falls back to 4% up.

  15. too impatient to wait for GOOG 280… sitting at 299 now… i’ll take the 50k profit and let that ride on this FCX move.

    no hedge. hedge funds are for woman. RIDE or DIE.

  16. Feces police is good stuff, but I like this little ditty written on the bathroom wall here at work:

    The gay cowboy rides all night

  17. i just saw the documentary “king of kong” for the first time… so good. the whole time i had true feelings of hate and rage towards the video game scorekeeping empire trying to keep my homie down.

    feathered hair bitch. why don’t you play live, bitch? why you show up at a restaurant scurred to go inside? bitch. why you a bitch, bitch?

    billy mitchell is a cowardice bitch. he sucks at video games, and his chicken wing sauce tastes like ass juice and ground celery. he can’t play donkey kong for shit.

    steve wiebe doesn’t have to take shit from bearded control freaks mispronouncing his name any longer. he OWNS you. you are NOTHING. he will CRUSH you.

    HOVA
    HOVA
    HOVA
    HOVA

  18. Yeah, that movie is good– it always amazes me the way that these weird subcultures manifest their own cliques. So this (by all other measures) normal guy is good enough to beat the record donkey kong score– but some fuckin weirdo that lives in an apartment overflowing with videotapes who is coincidentally the best friend of the king shit decides that this just ain’t right. Also, that weird motherfucker wears a REFEREE SHIRT TO WATCH PEOPLE PLAY OLD VIDEO GAMES. *whistle* poteeweeeeet! FOUL! Cal and Greg are offsides!

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