Sangarita is the delicious fruity drink with red wine
I make occasional drinks at home as I can’t go out and enjoy the drinks as I don’t like to leave the kids with baby sitters. I think making my own drinks give me creative freedom, only drawback is I need to buy various alcohols to stock at home. And then it remains in my drink cabinets forever. I made this Sangrita adapted from the book Spritz.
Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes written by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau . It is a cute little book about Spritz a famous drink which was born in Italy. The book has an introduction of about 35 pages which consists history of Spritz and it trails from Turin to Trieste.
Then there is an anatomy of a Spritz, which explains what Spritz is as a low alcohol, pre dinner drink that is effervescent. You can make it simple as well as how complex by adding different ingredients. . There is also a brief overview of flavored syrups, shrubs and fruit liqueurs.
Also there is a chapter about recipes of spritz cocktails you can make at home. Which includes the classic (4 recipes), the modern has about 20 cocktail recipes and cousins includes 19 drink recipes. Finally there are some snack recipes to eat along with your drink like oven roasted olives, saffron almonds and polenta etc.
The recipe section starts with a narrative about the drink and also where it originated or inspired and how to serve and type of garnish is used. The ingredients are listed in the left margin and usually consist of less than five ingredients. The instructions for each drink are brief but effective. Most of the drink recipes included photos are beautiful and fit perfectly.
I have tried Sangrita recipe from the book which is really my kind of drink as it more fruit juices and less alcohol. I would like to try White spritz, Aperol betty,Tinto de verano etc.
If you are a drink lover who want to experiment in your kitchen then this book is for you. I admire the glass used in each cocktail and need to search for them. This book is good for those are new to making cocktails at home as well as seasoned veterans who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the history and modern interpretations of the Spritz.
I made fruity sangrita from this book, which requires red wine, fresh pineapple juice, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and soda water. It is not so sweet but at the same time fruity and delicious. Little bit history that this drink was the favorite of Jinx Falkbenburg who was one of America’s first super model. Also this drink is closely related to Claret lemonade a popular cocktail in nineteenth century.
Here comes the delicious drink you can make it at your home.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.