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Old 02-26-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Armenian Brandy used in Sangria?

One of my husband's clients recently gave him a bottle of Armenian Brandy, brand name Ara Jan. I am woefully ignorant of most spirits, and while looking around on the web for some info about it, found a review site that suggested using it in a red sangria. I like sangria! Actually, I prefer my alcohol to come with fruit. I know, I'm a total girl!

Anyways, anyone have some suggestions for making a red sangria? I know there is red wine and fruit involved, but that's about it. Also, will this brandy stay viable after opening? Heaven knows how long it will take me to use it all up and I would hate to let it go to waste.

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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The good news - once you open it, it will last forever.

The bad news - once you taste it you won't care how long it lasts.

Mom brought a bottle of Armenian brandy back from a visit to the "old country" and it's not very good at all. It's probably a different brand from yours but don't be surprised.

Of course, mixed into a sangria, it will probably be OK.
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Hmm, will let you know how it is when I open it! However, this site liked it:
Spirits Review | Reviews - Brandy - Ara Jan
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I hope you like it. IT sounds tasty enough.

Plase do report back.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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Try 15 - 25 % brandy, 2 - 5% Cointreau, and ~70% dry red wine. Add sugar to taste and fruits of your choice. Serve well chilled over ice.
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Try 15 - 25 % brandy, 2 - 5% Cointreau, and ~70% dry red wine. Add sugar to taste and fruits of your choice. Serve well chilled over ice.
Id add a bottle of chilled seltzer, too
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