Thursday, July 4, 2013

Boozy Tea: Red, White and Blue Tea Sangria

My Golden Monkey Black Tea Sangria went over pretty well so I thought that I would try a white wine version now that summer is in full swing. These recipes are great because they are so flexible. A red, white and blue theme struck me as perfect to celebrate the 4th of July with. I think it turned out pretty refreshing. Next time, I think I'll try a sparkling wine for a little bit of extra kick.



Ingredients 

1 bottle of white wine (I used Erben Riesling)
1 shot of liqueur of your choice (I used Triple Sec since that's what I had on hand)
4 cups of water
10 teaspoons of Adagio White Blueberry Tea
1 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of raspberries

  • Heat the water to 180 degrees and steep the tea for 5 minutes. 
  • Strain and set aside to cool. 
  • Combine wine and Triple Sec in a pitcher 
  • Add room temperature tea 
  • Add fruit and allow to chill 
  • Serve over ice, garnish with sprig of mint

My Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker made this recipe a piece of cake but any 2 quart container will do. Muddling raspberries in the bottom of your glass adds a nice touch. Feel free to substitute any tea, wine or fruit. Experimenting is the best part. When choose a wine, you'll want something on the sweet side since there isn't any sugar being added. The longer you leave it, the deeper red your sangria will be. The strawberries will loose all of their color as it is absorbed by the wine so don't get worried if they start looking a little pale. If you try my sangria, please let me know how it turns out!





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