Sunday, July 17, 2011

- homemade sangria on a hot Sunday afternoon -

Inspired by this, we decided to whip up a pitcher (or two) of refreshing homemade sangria to enjoy on this hot Sunday afternoon. Not a bad way to end the weekend!

Red Wine Sangria

1/4 cup sugar
1 large lemon, cut into slices
1 large orange, cut into slices
1 large lime, cut into slices
1 small apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 bottle of dry red Spanish wine
1/2 cup brandy
1 splash of pomegranate juice
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 cup chilled club soda or ginger ale

In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Squeeze half of the slices of orange, lemon, and lime into the mixture. Add the remaining orange, lemon, and lime slices, and the apples (as full slices to soak in the mixture) and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and add the soda or ginger ale. Serve in glasses (over ice if desired).


cmyoung said...

I absolutely LOVE sangria! Yummy treat for the hot Texas heat. BTW I'm your newest follower from the Monkey Hop. Would love for you to stop by my blog and follow back ;)

Anonymous said...

This sounds absolutely perfect for summer, and especially for Phoenix!

Happy to found your blog. I'm now a new follower. Mila from

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

Oh my! Yum! I make a large pitcher of this stuffed with fruit when we go to the lake for the week! I just have a 'little' every day ;)

OneLittleMom said...

This looks like it would be right up my alley ;)
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