This year for our Mother’s Day get together I wanted to make sangria. I havent made it before, so I started out by asking for recipes, googling and looking at pinterest. There were alot! I thought I better test a few out before the big day. So I made it for Book Club.
I came to the conclusion that it would be really hard to mess it up….but, if it could be done I may be the one to do it. haha But I didnt let that stop me! I just went ahead and kinda followed a few…but not really.
Basically i got a red wine, I used a cabernet.
Added a simple syrup of 1/3c sugar and 1/2c water, cooked til the sugar dissolved. then let it cool. I didnt use it all, just depends how sweet you want it.
2 apples, cubed
1 orange sliced
1/2c peach mango orange juice from Trader Joes. Regular OJ would be fine.
juice of 1/2 lemon
let sit in fridge overnight.
ummm….I think that was all i added. Cause of course i didnt write it down. haha But like i said it’s hard to mess up. After looking at all the recipes you can add just about any fruit you want.
I also made a white wine spritzer? im not really sure what you call it. haha I did follow the recipe on this one, here’s the link….http://pamperedjes.blogspot.com/2012/03/thirsty-thursday-sarasota-lemonade.html
It was really good!
pink lemonade and raspberries. The recipe called for 2 bottles of wine, but since i had made the sangria too I cut the recipe in half and only used 1 bottle. After all there are only 3 of us drinking……I wont tell you that we drank both pitchers…….we did…but like I said i wont tell you.
For Mother’s Day Im making a punch bowl of the sangria, since that has to sit overnight. Im going to make the white wine spritzer also, but I can make up pitchers of those as we go.
Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!!