The Sangria is an historic drink. Dating back to 200 B.C., this innovation was enjoyed by the Romans who used Red Wines from Spain.
It was the Romans that began naming this “punch-like” concoction Sangria, the Latin word for “blood” because of the Red Wine base in the batch. Over a century later, this invention became popular in Europe as French Bordeaux wines were chosen as the base.
Many decades later, Sangrias can be found with Red and White Wine being used as the base and many boast different flavor profiles and themes. This Kit features our personal spin on the Tropics. We’ve developed a lovely summertime theme using a Sauvignon Blanc as the base and adding Rum, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Amaretto, Mango and Pomegranate flavors.
Our featured recommended Wine and Spirits in the Tropical Sangria Kit include Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Don Q Cristal Rum. If you can’t find either of these two choices, any Sauvignon Blanc and aged Rum will be fine.
The Tropical Sangria is the featured recipe and as a fun summertime bonus, we’ve included two delicious Daiquiri recipes for you as well. The Island Daiquiri features Don Q Cristal Rum, Monin Mango Syrup, Dole Pineapple Juice and ReaLime Lime Juice and the Shoreside is the same without the Rum.
This refreshing and Tropical inspired Kit comes complete with 2 cans of Grapefruit Juice, 2 cans of Pineapple Juice, 2 each of Monin Amaretto and Mango and 1 Pomegranate Syrups, 2 2.5 oz. of ReaLime Lime Juice, Dardimans Dehydrated Pineapple and Lime Wheels, Cinnamon sticks and your specialty Bar Tool is a Microplane for grating your Cinnamon. You can also use your Microplane for grating fresh Citrus rind into your drinks for that special essence.
So, get into the summertime spirit, breakout your Punch Bowl, whip up a batch of Tropical Sangrias and invite the friends over for a roaring good time. And if paradise is what you’re in the mood for, don’t forget to try the Island and Shoreside Daiquiri’s.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HELP YOU SLING
Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2021
A beautiful display of youthful exuberance that gives this vintage a lot of appeal. It is as lively as it is polished with varietally-typical aromas of fresh honeydew melon, minerals, citrus, and a hint of grass.
Unlike most clear Rums, Don Q uses a multiple distillation system to produce a cleaner, more refined, and more delicate flavor profile. So, a Cristal drink will sip smoother than a drink made with another Rum. It’s then aged for 1 ½ to 5 years in American White Oak barrels to impart a touch more smoothness.
Jigger (Measuring Tool)
Ice & Ice Scoop
Punch Bowl & Glasses