Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Sangria

So my favorite drink to have on the weekends, at cookouts, at the beach, or if I happened to be stranded in the desert would absolutely, positively, have to be Sangria! It combines my love for a delicious glass of wine with the refreshing clink of ice and tasty fruit without giving it a weird watered-down taste.

I make it many, many ways, and it is never the same. I will give you measurements as a framework, but please, for the love of all things tasty, Do.Not.Measure. Well okay, you can measure, but don't worry about being crazy precise, because its all about how it tastes, and how all of the fabulous flavors marry together into a refreshing, straw-worthy, give-me-another-glass kind of way.

Summer Sangria
1 Bottle of Red Wine
1/4 of a 2L bottle of Sprite, or bubbly Lemon/Lime drink
1/3-1/2 cup of sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime

Mix all ingredients in large pitcher until it reaches the perfect level between sweetness and tartness. Let fruit of choice marinate for a few minutes for a stronger fruit-infused taste.

*Go-to fruit: Lemons, limes, Orange (sliced thinly with rind and placed in pitcher)
*Latest fav fruit: Strawberries, lemons, limes, and blackberries
*Preferred wine: Cabernet Savignon or Pinot Noir

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