Friday, October 21, 2016

Dota 2 Clarity Sangria

Clear water that enhances the ability to meditate.
– DotA 2 item flavor text

I haven’t tried whether this blue sangria enhances my meditation, but it certainly complements watching DotA. Use an inexpensive white wine. If you don’t have curacao blue, you can replace with regular triple sec and blue food dye (or green, if you want to make salves instead!).



Ingredients

I chose to use lightly colored fruits that would pick up the blue color, but blueberries could be a fun addition too! (I would go with fresh – frozen blueberries will give the sangria a slightly more purple color.)
  • 2-3 fresh peaches, apples, pears, nectarines or similar fruits, or frozen equivalent.
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 oz Curacao Blue
  • 1 bottle of inexpensive white wine, like Pinit Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup clear, light-colored soda or juice. For example: peach juice, white grape juice, sprite.
  • Ice!

Instructions

  1. Slice the fruits into pieces small enough to fit into a glass, and put into a pitcher.
  2. Sprinkle in sugar and Blue Curacao. Cover, and let sit for 3-4 hours.
  3. Add the ice cubes. Pour the wine and juice over top. Stir & chill until you are ready to serve.

Final Thoughts

This sangria is beautiful and tasty, but quite strong and sweet. I was glad to have non-alcoholic “salves” and low-sugar snack options to counter the sugary booziness of this beverage. If you’re in the market for something colorful, sweet, alcoholic and geeky, this is the recipe for you.

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