Wednesday, August 24, 2011

sangria....yes please!

wine + fruits + summer =  sangria!


1 bottle of red wine (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, rioja, zinfandel, shiraz)
1 lemon cut into wedges
1 orange cut into wedges
1 lime cut into wedges
2 tbsp sugar
splash of orange juice or lemonade
2 shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
1 cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
1 small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
4 cups gingerale

pour wine into large pitcher and squeeze the juices from the wedges and toss them into the wine.  add pineapple, sugar, oj, and gin.  chill overnight.  add gingerale, berries and ice just before serving.  
 you could skip the gingerale, if you wanted it to be richer and less fizzy.