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Lauren’s Sangria

April 28, 2010

A few people asked for a recipe for yesterday’s sangria. This comes courtesy of Lauren, who tried a bunch of different recipes in order to come up with the best combination. It was a really difficult assignment, sampling different kinds of sangria, but somehow she survived. 😉

Lauren’s Sangria
serves 4-6 people

This recipe is SUPER easy because all you’re doing is chopping up fruit. I came up with this after reading, no lie, SIX different sangria recipes. It’s not all that original except for the Sprite and the pineapple chunks. Most recipes call for club soda instead of Sprite but I think this adds much more flavor. The pineapple chunks soaked in the wine are truly the best fruit to munch on once you’ve emptied your glass 😉

1 bottle of Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon (according to an article I read about making sangria, this is the best cheap red wine brand–around $10 at most liquor stores–and type for the drink. It’s tart and fruity, but lighter than a Merlot).
1 12 oz can of Sprite
1 grapefruit
1 peach
1 pear
1 lemon
1 lime
1 and 1/2 cups of pineapple chunks

Chop up the fruit. The citrus should be sliced horizontally for presentation (they will float!) and then the rest of fruit should be cut into bite-sized chunks. Add your wine. Let soak for no more than 2 hours before serving (I usually do 1 hour). Then, right before your guests come, add the Sprite. DO NOT add the Sprite before hand or it will go flat before you serve it (I found this out the first time around). Stir and enjoy!

Yum! Plus, with the added fruit, it’s really like a health drink. :mrgreen:
Post coming soon about the amazing concert/awards ceremony I went to last night at the Newseum.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2010 2:26 pm

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  2. April 28, 2010 7:07 pm

    Thanks for featuring me, Erin! I had a blast hosting.

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