Sunday, September 6, 2015

Summer Sangria Time!!

It is the end of summer, a heat wave everywhere.  Enjoy fruit filled beverages that are light and refreshing.

Cut up a peach, grapes, strawberries, nectarines, and some watermelon. Put in a glass with some ice and add water, seltzer, or club soda for something non-alcoholic and refreshing.

Or use that fresh fruit and make sangria. Just add the fruit to a pitcher, pour a bottle of white or blush wine over so the ratio is 1/4 fruit to 3/4 wine and let it set in the fridge for 8 hours. There is no need to soak the fruit in brandy. It adds some flavor but the extra alcohol is not necessary.  I prefer a drier white like a Chablis, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

When serving top with a splash or seltzer or club soda.  Don't forget to put some of the fruit in the glass too!

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