Sangria Season

In our house, Sangria doesn’t have a season.  We drink this fruity concoction whenever we want to celebrate absolutely anything.  But with summer at its peak we cant help but make a cold, sweaty pitcher at least twice a week.  I’ll share my recipe so you too can enjoy a glass.

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Ingredients

1 Cup Strawberry’s, quartered

1 Cup Red Grapes

1 Red Delicious Apple, Chopped

1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks

1 Fresh Guayaba ,pink flesh, peeled & quartered

1/2 Cup  granulate sugar

3/4 Cup Brandy (preferably Felipe Segundo)

1/2 Cup Triple Sec

1 liter Carlo Rosi Burgundy wine

1/2 Cup Orange Juice

2 Cups ice

12 oz 7 UP (or any lemon lime soda)

 

Serves 4

1.  In a large sangria pitcher, add all of the fruit, sugar and liquors.         With a wooden spoon, mix and crush the fruit a bit to masterate.   Add     the wine and orange juice, mix well.

2. At this point if you want to add ice to the pitcher, do so.  I only add         ice to the pitcher if I’m serving the entire thing right away to                   prevent it from getting watery.   I like to add the ice to the                       individual glasses instead.

3. Top off with soda, but only stir once softly.

4.  Serve & Enjoy

 

* Guayaba is a tropical fruit that is not easy to find.  It can be substituted with white flesh guayaba  or omitted altogether.

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