Tuesday, July 20, 2010

lovely recipes: sweet sangria!

Hey everyone! So, there was a bridal shower held for my cousin Bonnie this weekend, and my cousin Jamie and I had the pleasure of making homemade sangria for the event! It’s super easy, and a great beverage for a summer get-together.

Here’s how:

You’ll need:

-Pineapple Juice

-Orange Juice

-Lemon or Lime Juice

-Red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon goes really well.)

-Lots of fruit! Pick your favorites, this is what we used:








-Grape Fruit

More ‘exotic’ fruits go best. Depending on how many people you may be serving, you’ll have to use your judgement on how much fruit and juice you’ll need.

What to do:

-Cut fruit into very small pieces. Particularly for the grape fruit, make sure you don’t have any skin or pulp. (Remember, the fruit will actually be in the drink, so keep everything small enough to sip.)

-Throw everything into one bowl and stir it up!

-Mix pineapple juice and orange juice into container or pitcher. Keep it about 3/4 pineapple juice and 1/4 orange. Put just a splash of lemon or lime juice in.

-Pour fruit into juice mixture. Everything should even out to be about 1/2 juice, 1/2 fruit.

Now, when it comes to this tasty drink, it’s really your preference on whether or not you want to add the wine. The juice by itself is still phenomenal! At the bridal shower, we put the sangria juice in a container with a ladle (pretty much like fruit punch), with the wine right next to it, for guests to add the alcohol only if the wanted. If you choose to just mix it prior, and simply serve it alcoholic, keep it about 1/2 juice and fruit and 1/2 wine.

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