Summer Sangria

IMG_4263Happy almost weekend! It has finally cooled off here and instead of a sweltering 93+ its only 75! A welcomed dip in temperature for everyone. After I graduated from college I was lucky enough to visit Spain with a friend were we tried traditional sangria for the first time… I was hooked! I loved the fresh fruit and since I am more of a red wine drinker it was a nice change to drink red wine in the summer. IMG_4256Sangria is a great specialty cocktail for summer BBQs and parties and a fun way to mix things up… literally! After unsuccessfully finding a great recipe online, I decided to make up my own… and the result was fantastic! The last summer party I made this at we went through FIVE pitchers of the stuff. So when you’re out buying ingredients make sure you get extra because I guarantee it will be a hit. Hope you have a great weekend, enjoy!

IMG_4258Summer Fruit Sangria (Makes 1 pitcher, about 8 drinks)

Ingredients:

  • 750ml bottle of red wine, I used a Spanish Tempranaillo
  • 1/2 Cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Brandy
  • 1/4 Cup Simple syrup
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 lemon, lime, orange, apple and pear, thinly sliced
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all the wet ingredients in a large pitcher. Mix in the fresh sliced fruit. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours prior to serving.
  2. Serve in a glass with ice, be sure to get some of the boozy fruit in each glass and ENJOY!
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