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Weekend Sangria

July 14 , 2014 by: Marga Munson Cocktails

Alcohol and fruit. What a perfect marriage.

No really, mixing these two items make me feel super fancy, but it’s so simple and so delicious. This is a really great recipe for entertaining as well. All you have to do is dump and enjoy. In the words of Ina Garten, “How easy is that?”

You can whip this up in a matter of minutes and be ready to party. That’s my type of cocktail!

Sangria

Makes a large pitcher

1 bottle red wine
½ cup rum
½ orange juice
1 large apple, cored and sliced
1 lime, sliced in rounds
1 orange, sliced in rounds
6 oz. blueberries
ginger ale

Combine wine, rum and orange juice in your pitcher. Mix to combine. Prep all your fruit, and add to the wine mixture. Let this sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to chill. When you are ready to serve, top with 2-4 cups of ginger ale, depending on how sweet you want your sangria. Fill glasses of your choice (we went with red wine glasses) with ice and then pour the sangria over it.

Summer in a glass
Side note… we also had about a half a cup of cubed pineapple in our fridge, so I added that as well. Gave it a slight tropical taste. Really tasty. I also had about 2 glasses of it left the next day, and while the fruit was mushy and not really appealing anymore, the liquid was great, so don’t feel like you have to kill the entire pitcher in one sitting. Or do. No judgement from me :)
XOXO,
Marga

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