Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Sangria is delicious and great for a hot day.  Luckily it is also easy to make and is flexible with ingredients/can be made to your tastes.  My old roomies and I had the best front porch ever.  We loved to sit on it and swing on our porch swing and watch the neighborhood happen on warm days.  One Spring day last year when it had been hot a couple days in a row and was feeling more like summer we decided on a whim we wanted to make it.  The only ingredient we didn't have was ginger ale.  These are the times that living right beside your friend comes in handy.  He happened to have some and agreed to let us use it if we shared our sangria with him.

We looked up multiple sangria recipes online to get the main idea and then went to work.

We used red wine, brandy, ginger ale, lemon, oranges, strawberries, and apples. 

You can use any red wine or a mixture of red wines.  You only put one shot of brandy in, I think you could change up the liquor you use too if you wanted.  Instead of ginger ale you can use club soda.  And any fruits in it would be good.

The flavor will be best if you mix it up and allow it to chill overnight in the fridge, but we didn't plan ahead to make it and wanted instant gratification and it wasn't dissapointing at all.  Just serve it over ice and it's tasty and refreshing!

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