Friday, June 21, 2013

Refreshing Red Sangria


This refreshing red sangria is a great alternative to those who are not a fan of white Sangria's, because it allows for the use of bolder red wines or choice of juices.

Remember fruit should retain its peel, this gives a depth of flavor as well as a visual appeal.


Refreshing Red Sangria

Ingredients
1 bottle red wine
2 shots gin, or triple sec
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup raspberries or strawberries
1 small can pinapple, cubed, with juice
4 cups ginger ale

Directions
In a large pitcher mix wine, lemon and lime juice.
Add in pineapple and its juice, sugar, liquor and lemon and lime slices, reserve some for garnish. Let set 2-4 hours for flavors to combine.
Just before serving add in berries, ice and ginger ale. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

Juices and fruit soaking

Refreshing Red Sangria (virgin)

Ingredients
Red/Concord Grape juice (or other red juice such as pomegranate)
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup raspberries or strawberries
1 small can pinapple, cubed, with juice
4 cups ginger ale

Directions
In a large pitcher mix grape, lemon and lime juices.
Add in pineapple and its juice, sugar and lemon and lime slices, reserve some for garnish. Let set 2-4 hours for flavors to combine.
Just before serving add in berries, ice and ginger ale. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

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