Sunday Sangria (recipe)

Today’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day party called for a little adult beverage. Something light. Something fruity. Something like Sangria.

Sangria
Sangria

Thanks to suggestions from Lisa and Peggy, I thought I would look up a recipe and see what I could pull together. I had a load of citrus from our Frog Hollow Farms CSA box this week, including very outstanding blood oranges. Together with lemons from my garden, I mixed this up in a jiffy and served over ice.

Sangria
inspired by recipe from All Recipes

  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • carbonated water (optional)

Mix all ingredients, except carbonated water, in large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve (ideally overnight, although I chilled mine for 20 minutes and it was fine!). Serve over ice with carbonated water, if desired.

Note: This recipe is easily doubled. Like you needed me to tell you that.

This post submitted as part of Grow Your Own #39, hosted this month by House of Annie.

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3 Comments

  1. Nate @ House of Annie
    Twitter: houseofannie
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Hi there!

    I must say, you’ve got a powerful sangria recipe there.

    Since you are using homegrown lemons, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at

    http://chezannies.blogspot.com/2010/02/announcing-grow-your-own-39.html

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl
    Twitter: kitchengirl
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    great idea, I just entered! I usually think of GYO as more vegetable garden stuff, I forget about my fruit and herbs. Cannot wait to see what others contribute for this monthly roundup.

  3. Posted March 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Yum. Looks delicious :)

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