Strawberries in wine are an alternative and tasty idea to enjoy this wonderful spring fruit. Less known than the classic version, made with yellow peaches, it recalls sangria, the alcoholic drink typical of the Spanish tradition. In this variant, the strawberries acquire an intense and pleasant taste, while the red wine becomes sweet and greedy even for those who generally do not like it. Simple and quick, you can serve them at the end of lunch, paired with cheeses or during a meal, to accompany meat or fish dishes. Find out how to make them by following a few easy directions.
Ready in: 30 minutes
FOR 4 PEOPLE
RED WINE 750 ml
FRESH STRAWBERRIES 500 gram
CANE SUGAR 4 tbsp
CINNAMON STICK 1
LEMON PEEL as required
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 9mg 0%, Total Carbohydrate 27.1g 10%, Dietary, Fiber 2.5g 9%, Total Sugars 19.8g, Protein 1g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 35mg 3%, Iron 1mg 8%, Potassium 429mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
How to prepare strawberries in wine
Wash the strawberries with fresh water, remove the stalk (1) and cut them into wedges.
In a large jug, collect the sugar, lemon zest (2) and cinnamon.
Pour a drop of red wine and stir to dissolve the sugar (3).
Add the remaining wine and mix again (4).
Add the sliced strawberries (5), cover with cling film and leave to macerate in a cool place for about an hour.
After this time, distribute the strawberries in the individual glasses, cover them with the wine and serve (6).
You can perfume your strawberries in wine with the spices and aromas you prefer: you can add the seeds of a vanilla bean, a few cardamom seeds, lightly crushed, star anise or one, two cloves; instead of the lemon peel, you can put that of orange. In any case, use organic and not chemically treated citrus fruits.
If you like, you can also replace the red wine with a lighter and sparkling white one, or with a prosecco at the right temperature. Instead of cane sugar, you can also add the classic granulated.
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Strawberries in wine can be stored in the refrigerator, inside the jug and covered with a sheet of cling film, for several hours.