My intention this summer, was to provide you, dear reader, with a week of no fail sangria recipes. I really researched the heck out of this for you, because I’m nothing if not giving. I tried countless recipes and combinations and even threw out one batch for being truly awful. There were tears, because that was a lot of booze to say goodbye to and I hate waste.
What did I learn from all of this? Well, first, that I don’t like sangria made with white wine. Pitooey! Blech! I know this is immature of me, but you won’t find a recipe for white wine sangria here. My blog, my rules. Second, sangria made with red wine makes me happy. Very, very happy.
In the end I only came up with two sangria recipes that I feel are truly worthy of you.
So, without further ado, here’s the first recipe. Why did I call it this? Because you can be loosey goosey with the combinations and it is boozy. Sorry, creative names are not my forte. That being said, there is absolutely nothing tame about this sangria. Make it a day in advance to really enjoy the flavours and stir before serving. Serve over ice and if you feel the need, cut it with a little spring water. I won’t judge.
Loosey Goosey Boozy Boozy Sangria
750 ml bottle of Merlot
1 1/2 cups white rum or vodka
2 tbs Cointreau, or Triple Sec, or Grand Marnier
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice
Quarter of a pineapple, cut into chunks
1 orange cut into wedges
1 pear cut into chunks
1 apple cut into chunks
Pour wine into large pitcher, add next four ingredients and stir well, ensuring sugar is dissolved. Add fresh fruit and stir again. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours, but is best the next day.
Pleasantville Note: Please enjoy responsibly. This can really sneak up on you.