Monday, June 11, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

Okay, okay...I know this series is supposed to be about quick and easy dinner recipes, however...

Today I am going to stray from the norm a bit to share with you this yummy recipe for homemade sangria. It's one of my favorite drinks to make in the summer time! So if you were looking for a dinner recipe today...sorry to disappoint. But I promise if you need a refreshing (yes...alcoholic) beverage this summer, you will love this recipe!

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).

For those of you who are wine lovers, definitely try it out! It's so refreshing and tasty. The alternative to a glass of heavy red wine on a hot summer's day!


Christine said...

yummmmmmm.... I LOVE sangria. My in laws are coming to stay with us next week, which will be the perfect opportunity to try this out!

Melanie said...

OMGosh... this is SO perfect. Can you believe I have never made Sangria?! Craziest thing ever ey? I have enjoyed it many times... can't wait to make this!!

LOVE ya mama....!

Jennifer LeMay said...

Oh, I will definitely be trying this! I love red wine sangria!

kriznizzel said...

Yum, sounds amazing.
I haven't forgotten you, ill get a recipe to you as soon as I get time ;)

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, I've always wanted a sangria recipe to keep on hand. Thank you!

Visiting from Melanie's blog. :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

ahhhh sangria....takes me back to barcelona!!

Jenn @ PSP said...

Okay, I can't believe I've never stumbled upon your blog before, but I absolutely love it! Thanks for this awesome recipe - can't wait to try : )

Sandra B. said...

yUMY :x vERY nice blog darling! love it:X

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