National sangria day
December 20th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

December 20 is sure to pack a punch - it's National Sangria Day!

Sangria is an iced punch traditionally made with red wine, sliced fruit, fruit juices and sparkling water. Though most people are familiar with the red wine version, sangria enthusiasts can lighten things up with white or rosé wine. For an added one-two, spike the pitcher with a good quality brandy.

As Atlanta beverage director Lara Creasy said: "Unless you are in college, and your version of 'punch' is made in a sports cooler or a garbage can, there is no reason to use inferior spirits in your punch. Starting with a quality base spirit is the foundation of any good cocktail, and punch is a cocktail after all. Consider making your sangria, which is technically a punch, with a high quality brandy, and maybe a wine that doesn’t come in a jug."

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  1. AleeD®

    Who here puts apples in sangria? I've only ever seen/drank it with cinnamon & citrus. YUM!

    December 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • dnfromge

      I ususally do apples, pears and orange slices. If raspberries look good, I'll add those in as well.

      December 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
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