It's the Summer of Sangria at Spryte's Place and I'll be putting up a new sangria recipe every week.
This week's selection I'm calling Release the Kracken Sangria!
I wanted to make a red sangria with rum. Most of the recipes I looked at called for white rum.
I LOVE The Captain! Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. I thought the spice would add a nice twist to the Sangria.
I typically have a few rums in the liquor cabinet, but I ran out the door to buy wine and totally forgot to double check.
So Hector and I got to the liquor store and I decided I'd just pick up some Captain Morgan's just to be safe. It's not like we wouldn't use it anyway.
But we got to the rum section and I started thinking that a fruity white rum might be good too.
Then we saw it.
The Kracken Black Spiced Rum
Jon really wanted that one and I have to admit, spiced rum with a sea monster on it is pretty appealing.
Since I grabbed wine on the cheap... I splurged the couple extra bucks for The Kracken!
And when you say the name, you can't just say "The Kracken"
You have to really roll that "R" with a Scottish accent... like Sean Connery or Groundskeeper Willy.
I have no idea why... that's just the way it always sounds in my head!
Anyway... back to the Sangria!
Release the Kracken Sangria!
2 bottles (750ml) Cabernet Sauvignon
1 C The Kraken Spiced Black Rum
1 C orange juice
2 nectarines, sliced
1 black plum, sliced
1/2 pint of raspberries
1 orange, sliced (plus one for garnish)
1 lime, sliced
Pour all ingredients except lemon/lime soda, into a large pitcher and refrigerate for several hours.
Add some ice to wine glasses, pour in wine mixture and top off with lemon/lime soda.
So we shared this with Erin & Andrew.
Unfortunately, I have to say, this is not a favorite Sangria.
It mostly tasted like wine and well... I don't really like wine!
I love Sangria, but wine... not so much.
This recipe definitely isn't a fail. I'll try it again. Maybe I'll double the orange juice next time. Or add some triple sec.
Now if you actually enjoy red wine, you definitely should give this a try!
See ya next week with a new Sangria for Summer of Sangria at Spryte's Place!