I threw a bunch of juicy things in a pitcher with some red wine and made my version of Sangria. The nice thing is that you can change it to suit yourself. This suited me just fine.
One bottle of red wine
1 orange, sliced
2 lemons, sliced and pits removed
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups orange juice I made mine from concentrate
2 Tablespoons lime juice Feel free to add sliced limes if you have them. I didn't.
1/3 cup Triple Sec or Brandy or Peach Schnapps Use something fruity and booze related.
Place the sliced citrus fruit in a large pitcher.
Pour the sugar on top and muddle with a wooden spoon. You want to press on them hard enough to release the juice but not smash them into a big mess.
Add the juices and the wine.
|For some reason I am now craving a tequila sunrise.|
Return to the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
Place some ice cubes in a glass and fill about 1/3 of the way with chilled ginger ale. Add the Sangria.
Drink one glass while fixing dinner and one glass while enjoying dinner. Save the rest for another night!
I didn't add the ginger ale to the Sangria because I knew we wouldn't finish it in one evening and the ginger ale would have gone flat over night. I will use fresh ginger ale tonight.