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Sangria

I’ve now made this sangria 3 times, each time I start with the same base and add a little something extra.  Its very simple, and quick.  Some sangria recipes ask you to allow 24 hours for the wine and fruit to rest in order to make sure the ingredients combine.  This one, you can make in two hours time.

Ingredients

1 Bottle Pinot Noir

1/2 bag Frozen cherries

1/2 bag Mixed berries

1 Lemon

1 Lime

1 Orange

1/2 c. Sugar

1 bottle Soda water

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How to

Put your frozen fruit in your pitcher.  Put your sugar in a sauce pan with about 1/4 c. water, bring to a boil and then reduce to a light boil.  Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves then take off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.  Pour the red wine over the top of the fruit, then slice the orange, lime and lemon into circles.  As you put the citrus fruit in the mixture, squeeze them a little bit to release some of the juice.  Stir to combine the ingredients.  Once the syrup is cool, add it to the mixture, stir again then let it sit in the fridge for about 2 hours.  I took mine out after about an hour and a half and it was delicious.

Some of the combos:  Last night I made a lavender syrup for a delicious lavender vodka tonic.  I decided to add a T. of the syrup to each person’s cup.  It was delightful!  I’ve used sprite instead of soda, which I’m not quite as fond of but others seemed to really like it.  One one occasion, I added a few shots of grand mariner to the mix – THAT was great!

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