Thursday, June 23, 2011


One of my good friends (and my cousin's wife) had the chance to head to Florida this fall and had Sangria for the first time. She was head over heels in love at first sight!! We were getting together so I found this recipe to try while we were hanging out. It was good, but definitely had a bitter after taste to it. I thought that it might be the lime that is added but it might have also been the type of red wine that I used. We pushed through though and finished it off... :) Come on, it wasn't that bad! The hunt is still on for a Sangria that we can make that she loves as much as the one she had in Florida!

(recipe found at

1 bottle red wine, chilled
1 bottle white wine, chilled
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup rum (I used coconut flavored)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 orange; sliced into thin slices
1 lemon; sliced into thin slices
1 lime; sliced into thin slices
1 apple; cut into chunks
1 cup blueberries
1 cup grapes

In a small pan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool. (I put mine in the freezer to speed up the process...) Put all fruit into a large pitcher or bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Place in fridge for a few hours to combine flavors. Serve cold!

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