Cranberry Apple Sangria

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Having a dinner party or a gathering at your house? Enjoy this recipe for Cranberry Apple Sangria. It's so fun to make up a menu and decide on recipes for dinner guests. Sangria is always a fun cocktail to make for guests because it's festive and different from what everyone might normally drink. Of all the beverage recipes, sangria is one of the ones with the most ingredients. Not only does it have red wine, but it also has some rum and orange liqueur in it. Then, there are all the delicious fruit juices and spices that make for a super flavourful cocktail that everyone will enjoy. Sangria is a Spanish recipe, and is called sangria because of it's similarity to the colour of blood, which, in Spanish is "sangre". For this sangria recipe, you don't have to choose an expensive bottle of wine, in fact the cheaper the wine, the better, for this recipe. There are tons of other flavours to taste in this cocktail recipe.

If you are looking for the perfect Sangria recipe, this is the one to try. With red wine, spiced rum and orange liqueur, combined with cranberry juice and fresh fruit you will be sure to make this easy apple recipe more than once. This is a nice entertaining menu idea when you are having guests over or if you are looking for recipes for dinner guests. This is a nice entertaining menu idea as it uses plenty of fresh fruit to include orange, cranberries and a cup of red apples. For this easy apple recipe and more, you will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.

Red wine is the main ingredient in this cranberry apple sangria recipe, so you will want to choose a red wine that you like. There are plenty of red wines available on the market, so it's not always an easy choice to make. Just like the produce you choose, it is always a good idea to choose organic red wines when possible. Wineries that produce wine that is certified organic cannot use any toxic pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to help grow grapes. Certified organic wine is made with organically grown grapes. Wines that have a label that reads made with organically grown grapes have to have a minimum of 70 percent organic grapes but are not the same as certified organic wines. These wines are often processed using the same equipment and in the same facility that makes conventional wine, and the wine may also contain sulphur dioxide. With that said, made with organically grown grapes is still a step in the right direction, and better than conventional wine. Certified organic wine. Producers of this wine use grapes that are 100 percent organic and they can’t use any toxic pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. To grow they organic grapes they fertilize with compost, green manure, compost teas, and cover crops. Organically grown grapes use natural farming methods that are safe for the soil, which helps maintain healthy soil for future generations of farmers. Organic grape growers also rely on techniques such as mechanical weeding, mulching, and companion planting. To avoid using any insecticides, the growers let chickens graze under the grape vines or handpick the worms off the leaves themselves. Certified organic wine also doesn’t use any genetically modified organisms (also known as GMOs) or contain sulphites as conventional wines use GMO yeast.

Drinking wine may have certain health benefits. Red wine has been associated with health benefits, from reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and reduced risk of obesity. With regards to sulfites. Grapes naturally have sulfites within their skins as do other plants such as onions and garlic and also because sulfites are a natural by-product of fermentation. So yes, all wine naturally contains some sulfites, regardless of whether the wine is organic or not. But with that being said, there are some wines that will contain many more sulfites than others, and this has to do with having added sulfites. Some wine manufacturers add in extra sulfites to help make their wine last longer. Wines that are labeled as being sulphite-free are the wines that have very low levels of sulfites. Natural and organic wines rarely contain any sort of dyes or other synthetic additives to help improve their color. Certified organic wines are your best choice when trying to avoid any additives., as conventional wines may also contain additives used to help clarify or filter the wine, to enhance the aroma, to boost the wines sweetness, and reduce acidity. And while all wines are not created equally, you may have to shop around and find an organic red wine that you like best. **

Nutrition Facts for: Cranberry Apple Sangria from DISH Cooking Class From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Orange, brown sugar, cinnamon, spiced rum, red wine, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, cranberries, apples, club soda.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 221, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0.0g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 13mg 1%, Potassium 234mg 7%, Carbohydrates 11.6g 4%, Dietary, Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 6.6g, Protein 0.3g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 28%, Calcium 3%, Iron 4%

This recipe comes to use from Dish Cooking Studio in Toronto, Canada.

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