Fruity Sangria

Warm weather means it’s time for sangria. This red wine based sangria has oranges, lemons, strawberries, and nectarines. Drink up and then enjoy the fruit!

Fruity Sangria 1

You know that 1 hour and 45 minute phone interview I had last week? I just got an e-mail saying I am one of their top 10 candidates, but the earliest they can arrange the in-person interview is sometime in July so I won’t know more for a little while. I will keep you posted (btw it’s in Des Moines, Iowa). In the meantime I have reached my farthest destination on my journey, Rochester, NY. Time to enjoy not driving for a couple days and see my friend Adrienne get married!

Since I had all of these fun things to share with you today and it’s Friday, I decided it was a good day to post a cocktail recipe. I made this with Trader Joe’s Charles Schwab cabernet sauvignon. Cheap wine is always great for sangria because you don’t have to feel guilty about “ruining” it. Feel free to serve this with a splash of lemon-lime soda or another bubbly additive if you prefer such a thing in your sangria but I like mine without carbonation. Go ahead and eat the fruit floating in your drink too. You better believe I did, except for the lemons.

Fruity Sangria 2

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FRUITY SANGRIA

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1/2 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup Woot Froot sliced nectarines

1 (750 ml) bottle of red wine (I used cabernet sauvignon)

1/2 cup triple sec

1/2 cup orange vodka (or any other fruity vodka)

1/2 cup fruit juice (I used a berry blend)

2 Tbsp sugar

Directions:

  1. Place fruit in a large glass pitcher. Add remaining ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least a couple hours, best overnight.
  2. Serve over ice (with a splash of lemon-lime soda or club soda if desired). Garnish with more fruit.

Source: Inspired by Wine Enthusiast.

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