Friday, February 24, 2012

Triple Berry Sangria

One thing I've done a lot of on our vacation - eating and drinking. Today, I thought I'd share one of the easiest and most enjoyable things we've indulged in while away: Triple Berry Sangria. We completely made up the recipe and you could modify it however you like, but I thought I'd share what we did as a jumping off point - because it was amazing. 


You will need the following ingredients:

1. A bottle of red wine (you could make a white version if you wanted, but red is better)
2. A few ounces of peach schnapps
3. A few ounces of cognac 
4. Sprite Zero (or regular sprite) [If you do not drink pop, you could substitute Lime Perrier or any other sparkling water]
5. Lots of berries (plus any other fruits you'd like - cut up apples, peaches, plums, whatever - we added halved grapes to ours). 
6. Crushed Ice
7. A big pitcher

Start by prepping your fruit (i.e., washing it, cutting up strawberries, etc.). 
Put the fruit into your pitcher. Add a few ounces of peach schnapps and cognac and let the berries get nice and boozey. In the mean time, while they soak, make a nice snack to go with your sangria (ours was homemade guacamole with tortilla chips, which was a great complement to the drink). 
After 20 minutes or so, add in your bottle of red wine, sprite zero, and crushed ice. Stir well. 
Pour a little in a glass and taste it. Too sweet? Add sparkling water or more wine. Too strong? Add more sprite. Just right? Fill up your glass. 
One other thing we did -- often with sangria, you're left at the end of your pitcher with quite a lot of lovely boozey-fruit (that's what I call it, anyway). While it is obviously allowed/encouraged for you to just snack on it straight out of the pitcher, you could also save it to serve atop a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fancy-feeling dessert. We did this. It was awesome. I highly recommend trying it!
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3 comments:

  1. It's been one of those days, didn't get to sleep until 2am. I really need a couple of glasses of your fab Sangria

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  2. Cheers and bottoms up! I will have to give this recipe a try :)

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