Hello friends of the Internet! At Paulina Cocina we don’t limit ourselves to just food recipes, of course not, we also suggest making some delicious drinks and even cocktails, like the one we bring today: Clericot. It is impossible that, if you live in Argentina or in another Latin American country, the clericot does not remind you of the end of year partys in the house of some aunt or grandmother, who was often confused with the fruit salad y… ¡ups!
He clericot It is ideal for a gathering at home with many friends or family, because it is super productive and very refreshing for those summer days. And at the end of the party, you sneakily eat the fruits that are left below, which are delicious!
Today we are going to teach you how to prepare this fresh and delicious fruit cocktail, along with tips, secrets and some information that you probably didn’t know. In the end, I leave you a easy clericot recipe with the details of ingredients, portions and step by step, so that they can save in their folder of delicious drinks.
About the clericot
He clericot It is a refreshing cocktail that combines red wine with a variety of fresh and juicy fruitscreating a delicious mix of flavors and colors. This drink is very common in Latin America, but its popularity has transcended borders, to become a classic drink at social gatherings and celebrations, especially in summer.
Its versatility lies in the fact that it can be adapted to personal tastes, adjusting the level of sweetness and the type of wine used; can even be used white or rosé wineinstead of red.
Whether on a sunny afternoon or a warm night, it is an ideal option to enjoy a refreshing and fruity drink. Being a cocktail that is prepared in abundance, it is perfect to share among several people.
Meaning and origin of the word
The word clericot comes from the English word “claret cup“due to the shape of the glass in which this cocktail was traditionally served.
It is believed that its origin comes from Rome, but it was the English who popularized it first in their colonies, and then in Latin American countries.
The keys to this preparation
The process of preparing this drink is very simple, and the truth is that you do not need to have much experience in cocktail to prepare it.
You choose a good red wine, preferably young and fruity, although nothing prevents it from being pink or white. In a large container or jug, mix the wine with fresh cut fruits, such as apples, oranges, pears, and peaches.
Sweeten to taste and add a little liquor, whether it’s brandy o cointreau, to give it a special touch. It is important to let it rest in the refrigerator for a few hours, and add ice to the glasses when serving it.
What cannot be missing in a good clericot
The authentic flavor of this drink comes from the choice of its ingredients. Select fresh and juicy fruits It is essential to achieve a balanced and refreshing mixture.
Apples, oranges and peaches They are the most classic options, but you can also experiment with fruits such as melon, grapes or strawberries (strawberries).
The key is to choose fruits that provide a combination of sweetness and aciditysince they not only add flavor to the cocktail, but also vibrant colors that make this a very eye-catching drink.
Pairings and combinations
He clericot It is a versatile drink that can be combined with a wide variety of dishes. It is ideal to accompany grilled meats, fresh salads, cheese or seafood.
Its fruity and refreshing profile contrasts and complements a wide range of flavors, making it the perfect companion for outdoor meals and informal dinners in the warmer seasons.
The difference between sangria and clericot
It is common to confuse the clericot with sangria, since both are wine cocktails with fruits. However, there are key differences between them.
The Sangria is originally from Spain and usually includes red wine, fruits, lemon and spices.
On the other hand, the clericot It was popularized in Latin America and combines red wine with a variety of fresh fruits and liquor, although, as we mentioned before, it can also be made with white or rosé wines, unlike sangria.
5 tips for a perfect homemade cocktail
- Choose young and fruity wines for a fresh taste.
- Experiment with different combinations of fruits to discover which one we like best.
- Add the liquor in moderationsince its role is to enhance the flavors, not dominate them.
- Adjust the amount of sweetener to taste, taking care not to cover the natural flavors of the fruit and wine
- Let it rest for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.
Now let’s see how the most classic recipe works. clericot con vino tinto. Below I leave you the recipe step by step.
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Red wine clericot recipe
Yield: 6 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus cooling time)
- 1 bottle of young, fruity red wine (can be white or rosé)
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 apple cubed
- 1 pear cubed
- 1 peach, cubed
- 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey or the chosen sweetener (according to personal taste)
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur (cointreau)
- Ice to taste
How to make clericot step by step
- In a large bowl or jug, combine the red wine with the cut fruits.
- Add the sugar and orange liqueur. Stir gently with a wooden spoon.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
- Serve the clericot in individual glasses or glasses with ice. You can decorate each glass with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint. Enjoy cold!