Thai Basil Sangria

Ingredients

1/4 cup SUGAR
1/4 cup WATER
8 THAI BASIL LEAVES
1 JALAPENO SEEDED & SLICED INTO THIN ROUNDS
3/4 cup BRANDY
12 THIN ORANGE SLICES (GARNISH)

Preparation

1
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove syrup from heat; set aside.
2
Zest lemon and orange into 3-inch strips with a peeler removing rind without white pithy part of fruit. Add basil sprigs, jalapeno, lemon and orange strips to syrup stirring until cooled. Refrigerate overnight.
3
Remove basil, jalapeno, lemon and orange strips and discard.
4
Combine basil syrup with brandy and orange juice in a large pitcher. Pour sangria into ice-filled glasses, top with sparkling wine and garnish each drink with an orange slice.

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Helen Pitlick's picture

Oooh, this sounds fantastic! I love spicy cocktails- the heat ensures you slow down and savor the experience.

About

This recipe is a variation from Sweet Lorraines Cafe and one from Food & Wine with my own spicy variation

Yield:

12

Added:

March 7, 2010

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