Last summer I visited Texas wine country, making a stop at Dry Comal Creek Winery midway between San Antonio and Austin, TX. Like most wineries, they provide enough free samples to erode one’s inhibitions for making unnecessary purchases. I succumbed, but smartly, buying a really cute pair of hand-blown rainbow polka-dotted wine glasses with three colored bands along the bottom of the stem. In appreciation of my presence the proprietors handed me a tiny slip of paper (13.5 by 11cm) containing the following two recipes which I now share. Feel free to substitute particular brands to taste:
David’s Sangria-Off Champion Recipe
1-12 oz can of frozen limeade concentrate
1-12ox can of orange juice concentrate
1 bottle Dry Comal Creek Foot Pressed Wine 2 liters of H.E.B. Grapefruit Soda (found at H.E.B.)
Mix together first 3 ingredients and place in freezer until slushy. Add 2 liters of grapefruit soda.
Franklin’s Cheap Sangria
1-6oz frozen concentrate limeade mixed with one can of water
1-6oz frozen concentrate orange juice mixed with one can of water
1 liter Hill Country Fair Grapefruit Soda, well chilled (found at H.E.B.) (or 1/3 of a 3 liter bottle)
1 bottle Dry Comal Creek Foot Pressed Red Wine (add another bottle of wine should you desire more wine taste)
Blend limeade and orange juice concentrate with water. Add Foot Pressed Red wine. Add chilled grapefruit soda and put in freezer until slushy, serve slushy. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.