A refreshing and sparkling drink, it's a little different from the Sangria I'm accustomed to where lemons, limes and oranges are used. This recipe focuses on only the lovely lime.
Fresh lime juice, sugar, dry red wine and sparkling water are all you need.
From Season 6 of Rick Bayless' Mexico - One Plate at a Time
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 wines)
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups dry, fruity red wine (I used a Pinot Noir); you can also use Beaujolais or Zinfandel
1 cup sparkling water + 1/4 cup to use for the lime syrup
4 to 6 wheels of lime, with a cut made on one side, for garnish
Mise en Place:
- chill wine
- juice limes
- measure out sugar
- measure out sparkling water, divided
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, 1/4 cup of the sparkling water and the lime juice. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
Just before serving pour the wine into a pitcher and stir in the sparkling water and lime syrup. Serve over ice in tall glasses, each garnished with a wheel of lime slipped onto the rim.
I'm sharing this post at I Heart Cooking Clubs. Hop on over and see how everyone else is celebrating!