Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Sangria

Ever since returning from Spain, I have been seriously craving some sangria.  Since the holiday of red, white, and blue was this past weekend, I decided there was no better time than the present to try my hand at making my own homemade version.  I started with a recipe from Allrecipes, but decided to make it my own.  Here goes MY version of Summer Sangria.


2 naval oranges, thinly sliced
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 limes, thinly sliced
2 bunches grapes
1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1 cup white rum
1/3 cup coconut-flavored rum
2 cups orange juice
2 750ML bottles dry red wine, chilled (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/2 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed (6 oz.)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
6 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled (plus more to taste)

Place the oranges, lemons, limes, grapes, pineapple chunks and juice, and white sugar into a large bowl.  Pour the Triple Sec, white rum, coconut-flavored rum, and orange juice over the fruit.  Stir gently to dissolve the sugar.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Add the red wine, pink lemonade concentrate, lemon juice, and lime juice.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Before serving, add the chilled lemon-lime soda .  Serve over ice, spooning the fruit into the glass and adding a splash of lemon-lime soda over the top of the sangria.

Drink up!  Cause it won't last long!!!!!

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting