Day 27: Sangria on the Southside – La Paz

by Jeff

Feed your senses… eyes, ears and taste at Clearstory on Main, June 4, 2010 !

La Paz Chattanooga

La Paz Chattanooga

Flamenco dancers from Caló Gitano

Experience the rhythmic stomps, vibrant colors and passionate, soulful ‘duende’ of professional flamenco dance group, Caló Gitano.

Sangria on the Southside to benefit La Paz

Sangria on the Southside to benefit La Paz

In its second year, Sangria on the Southside presents a taste of Spanish culture defined best in its music, dance and food to benefit La Paz Chattanooga.

Sangria to benefit LaPaz Chattanooga

Sangria to benefit LaPaz Chattanooga

Complimentary hors dóeurves and sangria provided by Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine. Beer and wine also served.

Sponsors include Volkswagen Group of America, First Tennessee Bank and Hunt Nissan.

When: Friday, June 4, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Clearstory on Main, Get Directions, Cost is $30 per person or $50 for a pair of tickcts. Order here

Sangria; ‘Spanish for bloodletting’, is a refreshing wine punch typical of Spain. Start with a light, dry, young, acidic, unoaked, fruit forward red wine, usually from the province of Rioja in Spain and of the Tempranillo or Grenache varieties; with chopped or sliced fruit (often orange, lemon, apple, peach, berries, pineapple. Add a sweetener such as honey, sugar, simple syrup or orange juice, a small amount of brandy, triple sec or gin with ice finishes this refreshing drink.

Sangria Recipe Ingredients

1 orange, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1 lemon, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
Sliced peaches, grapes, strawberries, or other seasonal fruit
Gin, Grand Marnier, or brandy to taste (I did 4 shots of Grand Marnier.)


1. Combine the orange, lemon, sugar and wines in a large glass bowl or pitcher and stir for several minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.

2. Just before serving, add the optional fruits and spirits. Serve over ice or, just before serving, place some ice cubes in a punch bowl.

La Paz logo

For more information on Sangria on the Southside you may call 423-624-8414 or visit the website.

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