Thursday, August 2, 2012

Red Wine Sangria

Yesterday I shared a recipe for white wine sangria – full of sweetness and fruitiness. Just in case you’re not a big fan of white wine or typically prefer red, here’s the compliment using red wine. It’s just as easy. You’ll notice that many of the ingredients are the same. Try it with your favorite fruits – blackberries and cherries might also be delicious in this red wine sangria.
Red Wine Sangria
1 bottle red wine (I used a cabernet sauvignon but you can choose whatever you like )
½  cup orange liqueur (Grand Marinier or Triple Sec work well)
¼ cup simple syrup*
¼ cup orange juice and/or pomegranate juice
1 cup seltzer water (or you can use 7-up or another lemon-lime soda)
1 nectarine, sliced
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
* To make the simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat until almost boiling and all sugar is dissolved. Cool completely and store in a sealed container.
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend. Serve cold with a little ice being sure to include some fruit in each glass. Enjoy!

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