Joy Of Spanish Cooking

Drinks

White Wine Sangria

Hola! Phew… its hot out here, about mid 90’s everyday, somedays 100F. When it’s this hot I really like to drink something very refreshing. Today I am making a white wine sangria. Its easy to make, but it requires some time in the fridge so all the flavors can marry. In Spain, the classic sangria …

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Leche (milk) Merengada

Holaaaaa!!! It´s pretty warm out here, it´s still summer in Maryland! When it’s this warm, I really like to have some refreshing cold drinks in the refrigerator; lemonade, ice tea… When I’m in Spain, I like to have a cold drink called leche merengada. The literal translation is meringue milk. It is common to find it in the ice cream …

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Peras al Vino Tinto (Red Wine)

Hola and Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! The weekend usually means being able to cook more, and experimenting with new recipes. And with Valentine’s Day, it gives me even more of an excuse! This dish is very popular in Spain, the name being “Peras al Vino Tinto”, or Pears in Red Wine. It is perfect for …

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Sparkling Sorbet

Hola! Today I am making an easy, refreshing and of course, boozy (lol) drink. All you need is lemon sorbet and sparkling wine/cava. Did you know that Cava in Spain was modeled after Champagne in France? Though Cava uses mainly traditional, indigenous Spanish grapes; however there are exceptions.  The other important thing about Cava is …

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