"" The Exhausted Mom: Thirsty Thursday...Sensational Sangria

July 21, 2011

Thirsty Thursday...Sensational Sangria

It's that time again...time for some libations to live by!

Today's thirst quencher is Sangria.  Another favorite of mine that helps with the summer sanity.
When I was younger, my grandparents would soak peaches in wine...mmmm....I think that was when I first fell for the fruit filled alcoholic beverages.  Then I found Sangria...the Spanish sweeter version.

Spanish Sangria

2 bottles +2 cups of inexpensive red wine
2 1/2 cups Dark Rum
1 cup Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
1/2 cup Apple Schnapps
4 tsp sugar (optional)
Chopped fruit, such as apples, oranges, lemons, peaches, strawberries (whatever fruit you like!)
5 cans Fanta Limon, Pellegrino Limonata, Fresca, or Squirt

  1. Fill a large pitcher or punch bowl with the wine, liquors, fruit, and sugar. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon.
  2. Test taste. If not sweet enough add another tablespoon or so of sugar. If it is too sweet add more wine.
  3. Let the mixture rest in the fridge for at least an hour and up to one night. (Better if over night)
  4. Just before serving, add the Pellegrino Limonata. Serve in ice-filled goblets.
Serves 20.

 Other Varieties include:
  • White Wine Sangria (another favorite of mine)
  • Orange Basil White Wine Sangria
  • Mango Peach Sangria (want to try this one!)
  • Strawberry Peach Sangria
I just think whenever you place fruit in some alcohol, you're getting 2 prizes in one neat cup!

Drink up!


1 comment:

  1. Oh man! My husband and his family are Cuban. They introduced me to this wonderful concoction! Who new the fruit at the bottom could make you dance naked on the table!? Not that that ever happened to me...ahem...Good stuff though!
    And thanks for following me on my SITS day! Returning the favor :)


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