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Monday, March 8, 2010

Ronita’s Drunken Sangria

When I think about Sangria, memories of my warm summer days in Madrid come to mind. Yesterday, I started flipping through an album made up of my European vacation from June 2001. I had a funny flashback of one particular night out on the town with my group. I was so thirsty (the water was more expensive than alcohol) I kept drinking the Sangria like it was fruit punch!! An hour later I had to be carried back to my hotel room. I learned my lesson, even though you can't taste it (alcohol, that is-it's there).

Sangria is going to be my signature drink this spring. It is so easy to make and with all the yummy fruit coming up as it gets warmer, I will have many variations to try. This will be a sure hit at any gathering!

Here is the recipe for my DRUKEN SANGRIA

1 bottle of white zinfandel
1 bottle of chardonnay
½ cup of rum or bourbon
¼ to ½ cup of sugar (optional)

1 apple sliced thin
½ cup pineapple tibits with juice
½ cup of grapes sliced in half
½ cup of strawberries sliced in half
1 lime- half sliced thin and half squeezed into Sangria

Find a beautiful clear pitcher (I love seeing all the floating fruit). Mix all liquids together with sugar. Drop fruit into mixture. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour, if you have time make it the night before, so the fruit has time to diffuse into the wine and absorb some of the alcohol!!

Find some gorgeous glasses and pour over ice!!!

Note: you can make any variation of this recipe. But I found this one to be super yummy. Next time I will probably try with peaches and berries!!



Barbie said...

We are kindred spirits! I just enjoyed some yummy Sangria paired with some pomegranate hookah this passed saturday! I felt like I was in some mediterranean den!! Lol or exotic local!

Shelby S. said...

yummmyyyyyy...can't wait to try this drink!

Ronita D. said...

@Barbie..I will make a picther when you come in April!! I can't wait!!!

@Shelby..Let me know how you like it!!! Sangria is always fun to make and you can do different variations!! Some people prefer red wine. I LOVE white..just a little sweeter!!

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