Thursday, July 21, 2011

Drink: Summer Fruit Sangria


....summer is all about entertaining, impromptus get togethers and al fresco dining!! And how about putting together a summer classic but with a twist? Get ready to impress with some delicious mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot, a dash of mint mixed with some Pinot Grigio and a splash of orange liqueur!!


Here is the recipe:

Ingredients {serves 8}
* 6 cups assorted fruits (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
* 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves
* 1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
* 1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
* 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
* Ice

Directions
1. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine fruit, ginger, basil or mint, and orange liqueur.
2. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is bruised and fruit releases juices. 3. Add wine and lemon juice and stir to combine.
4. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 1 day). To serve, fill glasses with ice and top with sangria.

.....sante!!!

{Image via Martha Stewart Living}

4 comments:

stricksonne said...

danke für das rezept!!! ich werde es ausprobieren!!! liebe grüße, angie

Meredith Howard said...

I am loving sangria this summer. I usually just cut up an orange or lime or whatever I have and add it to my pinot grigio. But thanks for the more elaborate recipe. I'll try it.

- Meredith
www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Great recipe! Perfect for summer!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

Amy said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for the find!

Amy
http:/www.theprettypinkelephant.blogspot.com/

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