Cinco de Mayo recipes: Two Sangria versions (adult & kid) and a yummy spicy salsa

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Submitted by Kerry

 

Looking for something to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  How about a spicy salsa and a cool, refreshing drink to wash it down with? 

 

Red Sangria Two Ways:  For adults and children!

 

 

Sangria

Ingredients:

    •    3 1/4 c dry red wine
    •    1/4 c brandy
    •    1/4 c orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier)
    •    2 tbsp sugar
    •    2 sliced oranges
    •    1 sliced green apple
    •    1 1/2 c seltzer

Directions:

Mix the wine, liqueur and sugar in a pitcher, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Add the fruit.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Add the seltzer just before serving.

Enjoy!

 

 

Kid-Friendly Version


Ingredients:

    •    3 1/2 c cranberry and grape juice
    •    1/4 c orange juice
    •    2 sliced oranges
    •    1 sliced green apple
    •    1 1/2 c seltzer

Directions:

Mix the cranberry and grape juice and the orange juice in a pitcher.  Add the fruit.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Add the seltzer just before serving.

Enjoy!

 

 

Coffee-Infused Medium Salsa

 

 

 

coffee salsa

Ingredients:

    •    3 large tomatoes, diced (when out of season, 14.5 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes may be substituted)
    •    1/4 c onion, chopped
    •    1 green chili, minced
    •    1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    •    2 tbsp coffee
    •    1 clove garlic, minced
    •    1/4 c corn
    •    1/4 black beans, drained and rinsed
    •    Zest of 1 lime
    •    1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
    •    1 tsp hot sauce (I use Frank's)
    •    1 tsp salt
    •    1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

 

 

Bio: Celeste is a wife to her best friend, mother to their beautiful daughter and a medical transcriptionist.  She is a self-taught cook who became a passionate foodie in the process.  Her hope is that others will follow along on her journey at CookingCreation.com , have the desire to start cooking more, gain the confidence to try new things, quit dining out so much and remember how important and special it is to sit around the dinner table together as a family.  Oh yeah... and eat good food, too!

 

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