Homemade Guava Sangria (with a twist)

14.11.15


I've always been either a cocktail person or a complete wine drinker. And of course rum too! But my wine drinking however always put me in the spot.  It's strange how when someone always orders a glass of wine, they could be perceived as a pretentious elitist or a poser (and I did get that for a while!), but, if they were to substitute that glass of wine with a glass (or pitcher) of sangria they are seen as a refreshing person with a strong zest for life and immense fun to be around with. I mean a basic sangria just has a few chopped up fruits in them. How does fruit make you more fun?  I still stick to my "boring old" wine ways mostly, but every now and then, I do order a pitcher of sangria when I'm out with my friends. Or better yet, dad makes a concoction of his own.
Most sangrias don't call for anything more than wine and your choice of fruit and is very easy to do. A few nicer ones might have a dash of syrup or a spirit or even a spice like cinnamon for a more refined taste. Mine has quite a few eye-raising ingredients and is packed with quite a punch. 


Ingredients


  • Red Wine (we used Turning Point's Shiraz Cabernet)
  • Guava (the fruit)
  • Guava syrup
  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Tabasco sauce


Step by step process



  • Add chopped up guava and a shot of guava crush with a shot of vodka and muddle.
  • Pour wine (approximately for 2)
  • Add half a shot of Cointreau and a few drops of Tabasco sauce
  • Shake/stir ingredients and conduct a taste test. Add more wine if necessary. For more spice, add few more drops of Tabasco 
  • Add chopped up guava into glasses and pour






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  1. Oooh I'm going to have to try this when I host my next party! Looks awesome and good call on the guava xx

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  2. I do love trying out new homemade cocktail recipes, Thanks for sharing this Roxanne, I'll surely try it.

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