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Old 02-02-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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My sisters bridesmaids are coming over Friday night for a meet and greet. My sister wants me to make sangria but one of the girls is allergic to a lot of fruit including apples

So i was thinking of a creative sangria i can make. i make a killer homemade lemonade. i was thinking i'd throw some peaches and raspberries (thank god shes not allergic) in along with white wine and maybe peach vodka or something?

any suggestions for types of white or flavor of vodka? or even if you have another idea for a yummy sangria like drink that everyone would enjoy

Also any ideas for appetizers that go well with sangria?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: New York
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why not just make margaritas instead - loads of different fruit options there?? or just make what you want and call it punch !!
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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She's allergic to fruit? I doubt it. Probably a diet excuse for a person trying to reduce fructose. Respect her statement though and fix her something she can drink. Do a good job on the Sangria for the others and don't try to make some goofy drink that will just call attention to her "allergy" and embarrass her. Others can post a recipe but: Beaujolais, fruit, fruit juice, and carbonated water such as Perrier is the way to go.

PS, if you use vodka in the sangria you are just trying to get people drunk. Skip it. Its a college boy trick. I've heard.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: New York
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She's allergic to fruit? I doubt it.
Of course she can be allergic to fruit. Oranges and grapefruit make me physically sick - almost immediately - not pretty !! and I became allergic to pears at the age of 34. I ate a pear and pineapple salad and had to go to hospital for a shot because my tongue swelled and my throat tightened !! I'd never had a problem before but I definitely don't touch pears now !!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Heres my fave sangria recipe, I have served it countless times, its always a hit!

White Wine and Peach Sangria Recipe at Epicurious.com
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I used to make a really yummy wine punch with cheap red wine (Carlo Rossi Paisano is good for this), frozen lemonade concentrate, and ginger ale or 7Up. In college we mixed it up in our laundry tub; you should probably use a punch bowl since this seems to be a more formal occasion.

You can have a bowl of fruit on the side for garnish for those who aren't sensitive.

Any kind of cheese would go well with a red wine punch.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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OP I think your recipe sounds great, although very summery fruits. They will be very expensive/hard to find now, I'd think.

My last sangria was rum, red wine, lemons, limes, and oranges. I serve each over a glass of ice and top of with soda water.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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Of course she can be allergic to fruit. Oranges and grapefruit make me physically sick - almost immediately - not pretty !! and I became allergic to pears at the age of 34. I ate a pear and pineapple salad and had to go to hospital for a shot because my tongue swelled and my throat tightened !! I'd never had a problem before but I definitely don't touch pears now !!

Look, I want to be nice here but most allergies other than those with a well documented organic mechanism like pollen, mold, and lactose intolerance for example, are simply psychosomatic or excuses for personal choices. Probably ten times the number of people who are actually allergic to cats say they are allergic to cats and so on.

Its fine for the guest to say she is allergic to fruit or sugar or your cat whether she is or not. But that doesn't mean everyone at an event should drink soy milk and you should send your cat to the kennel. People with allergies adapt to the circumstances. Of course, there are people who cannot risk a trip to a food cart since ingredients cannot be dependably predicted. They know that. But we don't ban food carts because of the possibility of allergic persons.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Look, I want to be nice here but most allergies other than those with a well documented organic mechanism like pollen, mold, and lactose intolerance for example, are simply psychosomatic or excuses for personal choices. Probably ten times the number of people who are actually allergic to cats say they are allergic to cats and so on.

Its fine for the guest to say she is allergic to fruit or sugar or your cat whether she is or not. But that doesn't mean everyone at an event should drink soy milk and you should send your cat to the kennel. People with allergies adapt to the circumstances. Of course, there are people who cannot risk a trip to a food cart since ingredients cannot be dependably predicted. They know that. But we don't ban food carts because of the possibility of allergic persons.
And you're getting your panties in a wad over this because why?
Its just food, chill out.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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If you make a killer lemonade you can spike it with Limoncello garnish with mint leaves and top with club soda.

For apps: I like food that tastes good at room temperature. Smitten Kitchen has some good stuff, I made the grape focaccia and added Goat Cheese for a party - grape focaccia with rosemary | smitten kitchen
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