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Thursday, July 05, 2012


Sangria always reminds me of summer ...

I didn't add brandy this year - because I forgot to buy some - and it seems like this was way too much fruit - so I only added one orange and one apple, a lime and a lemon. I dumped it all in a 1 gallon pitcher and then added ice to fill just before serving.

  • 3/4 cup simple syrup, equal parts sugar and water
  • 2 bottles red wine - used white merlot, but any red wine will do
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges, sliced into thin round
  • 2 green apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 lime, also sliced
T o make simple syrup - boil water and  pour over the sugar to dissolve or boil the water and sugar together - it's simple - either way is fine .... Cool. 
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice.