... south of france summer sangria to cool down & chill out...2 different versions to try...
<<< sassy sangria >>>
1 lemon cut into wedges
1 orange cut into wedges
1 lime cut into wedtes
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 Granny smith apple, sliced or chopped
3 shots of apricot brandy
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 bottle of your fave rouge or blanc wine
1 can limeade
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
...Soak the fruit in the brandy & cinnamon for about an hour. Pour the wine into a pitcher & squeeze the juice from the lemon, orange, & lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out the seeds if possible) & add the sliced peaches, strawberries, brandy, limeade, sugar & orange juice. Chill mixture overnight. Add ice just before serving. If you want some bubbles you can add a can of ginger ale or sprite...
<<< rose sangria >>>
1/4 cup of peach schnapps
1/4 cup cognac or brandy
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 oranges sliced into thin rounds
12 strawberries sliced
2 (750ml) bottles dry rose wine, chilled
1/2 liter ginger ale, chilled
... In a large pitcher combine peach schnapps, cognac, sugar, sliced oranges & sliced strawberries, stirring occasionally. Chill for at least an hour, preferably longer. Pour fruit mixture into a large pitcher, stir in rose & ginger ale. Serve over ice...
*REMEMBER SANGRIA ONLY GETS BETTER WITH TIME- THE LONGER IT'S LEFT TO SIT & SOAK IN ALL THE FLAVORS THE BETTER IT WILL BE* xx mvg