We hope your first few weekends of the summer have been off to a great start. Moving into our second year of business one thing we know for sure is that the Don Simon Sangria was a HIT last summer!
Due to last years HIGH demand, we have brought in a full container from La Mancha Spain to ensure plentiful supply this season. Folks are already placing their orders for summer bbqs, graduations and lawn parties. Let us know if you want to place an order for your events this summer and we will take great care of you!
We invite you to try a new variation of our Don Simon Sangria:
Tropical Sangria Splash
You'll need 1-2 bottles of our Don Simon Sangria
Remember 10% savings with purchase of 2 or more bottles
1 fresh pineapple
Slice unpeeled fruit into a large pitcher
Pour sangria over the fruit to fill pitcher
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
Serve well chilled be sure to add some of the fruit to guests glasses
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Backyard BBQ Wine Pairing
We are only hours away from Memorial Day weekend! This weekend marks the official beginning of summer at the lake! Summer to a lot of us means soft green grass under our feet, the smell of hot charcoal wafting through the back yard, and finally sitting down at the picnic table with perfectly grilled burger or chicken breast and the perfect glass of wine to go with it.
We have been dreaming of bold marinades, rubs, and sauces we want to try out. The fruit at the farmers market will be ripe and sweet, the veggies fresh and crisp. Potato, 3 bean, and 7 layer salads add color and tang to our overcrowded plate of delicious food. All of these wonderful flavors of summer can not only be enhanced by wine, but wine plays the role of a palate cleanser in the competition of summer seasonings. Check out the chart below for what wine is going to make your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ even better!
Green Pea Wasabi Spread
Perfectly paired with Tangerine Ginger Sake Sangria, make this fun and easy appetizer the talk of the patio party!
1-bag of quality frozen peas
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
2- cloves of fresh garlic
2tbs soy sauce
2- tbs prepared wasabi paste
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor
2. Process while pouring a steady thin stream of olive oil until forming the consistency of a smooth paste
3. Serve with rice crackers or your favorite tortilla chips
Notes from Terry: Once you've made this spread you'll find its so easy to whip up in a flash. I've literally made it as guests are driving up to the house! It can also be made ahead and refrigerated for 2-3 days. A good variation is to substitute peas with shelled edamame, and my favorite is to add sriracha to kick it up a notch!
Tangerine Ginger Sake Sangria
Bursting with fresh ginger, crisp tangerine, and a slight minty finish there is absolutely nothing ordinary about this Sangria!
Here's what you need:
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Fresh Ginger / Chopped
3 Tangerines + Garnish
1/3 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves + Garnish
1 Bottle Nigori Sake
Here's how its done:
1. Bring 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of water to a boil stirring to disolve sugar remove from heat
2. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped fresh ginger root let steep for 1 hour
3. Slice 3 tangerines add to a large pitcher
4. Strain the sugar water (simple syrup) discard ginger
5. Add syrup to pither
6. Add 1/3 cup of fresh mint leaves
7. Pour 1 bottle of Nigori Sake into the pitcher stir all ingredients
8. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
9. Serve over ice
10.Garnish with tangerine slice and fresh mint
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