Tuesday, July 26, 2011

simple sangria.

i've been a huge fan of sangria ever since i lived in spain during the summer of 2006. you can't any much better than that in the sangria world.

over the fourth of july weekend boyfriend and i decided to make our own. we had never done it before but we were pretty confident in our ingredients. all very basic and we items we already had in the fridge - we didn't have to leave the house! even though it wasn't as good as the sangria i was drinking daily in spain, it was still pretty tasty! one thing we would have changed was the sweetest. it could have been a bit sweeter, but i think that's because we didn't add any triple sec. but that didn't stop us from drinking the entire thing :)

so here is a little tuesday recipe for some simple sangria:

step 1:
gather the following for your liquid base:

1 cup of your favorite juice
(we chose cherry lemonade - another great choice would be pomegranate)
1 cup of seltzer water
(i think we should have used some triple sec instead to make it sweeter)
1 cup of orange juice
1 bottle of cabernet sauvignon

step 2:
cut up bits of your favorite fruit and throw into your favorite pitcher. we decided to use:

1 orange
1 gala apple

step 3:
stir and let it chill for 2-4 hours. then pour, and enjoy!


Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

I've always wanted to make my own sangria and this one looks fabulous! I love the pitcher too!


Charis said...

How cute is that pitcher! :)
thanks for the recipe.must try!

Anonymous said...

I like the new blog header! and I LOVE LOVE your pitcher!

Elle Sees said...

I love sangria too. I've got lots of cocktails recipes on my blog, btw.

Erin said...

Oh wow! This sounds wonderful and light and delicious!

As much as I love sangria, I've never made it at home. Now reading your recipe and seeing how simple it is, I'm going to have to give it a shot.

Thanks for sharing!


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