Thursday, July 16, 2015

Super Simple Summer Sangria

This recipe is so easy, and so yummy, you really can't lose. You just need to prep the wine with the fruit the night before you plan on serving for best flavor distribution. Then just add in the last couple of elements when it's time to party and you're all set! Careful though, it's so full of flavor and light, you may forget it has a nice kick to it as well. As always, drink responsibly and preferably with people who make you smile.


2 small lemons
2 clementines
1 cup blue berries
1/2 cup red cherries
1 cup strawberries
2 shots/ jiggers of Limoncello
2 shots/jiggers of Triple Sec
1 bottle of Riesling wine
4 cans Seagram's ginger ale

You will also need a very large pitcher, a cutting board, a sharp knife, large spoon, medium bowl, extra lemon or clementine for garnish purposes if you so choose. Make sure all your fruit is thoroughly washed, too.

First, quarter your lemons length wise then chop across to create wedges, but keep the peel on. Toss into the bottom of your serving pitcher.

Next, peel your clementines and divide into sections and then cut the sections into wedge slices. Again, put these into your pitcher.

Gently muddle your blueberries in the medium bowl with a large spoon but don't completely crush them. You want to just break the skin to allow the juices out into the wine mix. Toss into the pitcher.

Cut your cherries in half, and remove the pits, then cut each half into halves and into the pitcher they go.

Chop your strawberries into bite size pieces. Depending on the size you have will affect how you will need to chop these up. Really there is no wrong way, you just don't want the pieces to be awkward and big. Add to the pitcher.

Now, pour entire bottle of wine into pitcher and mix together with the fruit using your spoon. Cover and store in your fridge overnight.

Before serving, add in the Seagram's and the shots of liquor to your mix and make sure that when you pour you let some of the fruit fall into the glass. For fun you can add a slice of lemon of clementine to the rim of your glass.