by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sour Apple Sangria and a product review: Sidral Mundet
Sidral Mundet tastes like fizzy apple juice...what's not to love!? You should have heard the clamor when I slid the (one!) bottle that I received for reviewing from its box. "Oh, me! Can I have it? I want it! Pleeeeeeease?" Sheesh. Sorry niños, this one is all mommy's. For testing purposes, of course. Lest you think I'm cruel, I did buy a bigger (1.5 L) bottle from the market the next day...so everybody else could get a glass or two. I mean, I figured they deserved it after I gulped and smiled and made refreshed "aaaaah's" in front of them and their pleading puppy-dog eyes. Made from 6 simple ingredients (carbonated water, natural sugar, apple juice, citric acid, caramel color, and sodium bonzoate as a preservative), I don't mind treating us to a bottle of Sidral Mundet every now and again.
The other bottle that I found nestled in next to the Sidral was a Mundet Manzana Verde (Green Apple Soda). This one was new to all of us...I haven't seen it sold anywhere around here before. I was a bit tentative about trying it, just because I'm not a big fan of the whole sour apple flavor-thing. I mean, have you smelled somebody's breath after they've sucked on a Sour Apple sucker? Gag. But I braced myself and took one for the team. Not bad. It doesn't have that cloying sweetness that I was expecting...it was slightly tart, yet mellow and I didn't really mind it. Mexi thought the same thing. Niños all thought it was pretty good. I think it is the perfect thing to use as a drink mixer...
from the kitchen of girlichef
1 (750 mL) bottle Pinot Grigio
1 - 2 (355 mL) bottles Mundet Manzana Verde (Green Apple flavored soda)
1 fat lemon, sliced in thin rounds
2 small limes, sliced in thin rounds
1-2 Granny Smith apples, cored & sliced in thin rounds, to taste
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.