Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Easy Peasy Sangria

Sangria is a refreshing summer drink that I usually make when we have summer get togethers. I've scanned various recipes and some have lengthy lists of ingredients, but in the end I go back to my easy version that you can add to based on your guests' tastes.

1 bottle red wine (I used a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon) 
1 carton of strawberry kiwi juice (from Aldi)
1 cup of lemonade
Chopped fruit (this time i used apples, oranges, strawberries and grapes)

First cut up all your fruit and put in the bottom of the pitcher. Use a large spoon to press on the fruit lightly (without smashing it to bits) to release some of the juices. Add wine. Add lemonade. Add juice and stir.

Most recipes I've seen include Triple sec or brandy or gin or vodka or rum. Sometimes I do add that, as well. But sometimes guests prefer it on the not so strong side, so I make it up this way and then have additional liquor that can be added to each glass, if desired. It doesn't taste boozy at all if you follow this recipe. I had some with some Vodquila added to it. That gave it quite a kick. :)

Happy sipping!

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