Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thirsty Thursday: Sangria

Hello Lovelies! It's Thursday, and you know what that means- it's cocktail time! This week I'm going to show you how to make some delicious sangria, which is perfect for summer! 

By the way, this is my 100th post! Can you believe it?! I know it's a little shocking to me. However, it's just one more reason to celebrate with a delicious glass of sangria tonight! I want to thank all my fabulous blogging friends for being so supportive. I am thrilled to have met so many wonderful people since I started this blog back in February, and I look forward to getting to know you all better in the future! I'm also looking forward to meeting even more fabulous folks via Haute Lunch, so please don't hesitate to leave a comment and say hello! You can also catch me on Twitter or Facebook!

Ok, now onto the main event: Sangria! Here's (basically) everything you'll need:

Pitcher, Red Wine, Brandy, Orange Liqueur, Cranberry Juice, Apples (& Pears), and Strawberries (or oranges for garnish).
I say "basically" because I would also normally use pears in this recipe, but I ate the last one yesterday.  :)

Step 1. Dice two small (or one large) apples and two small (or one large) pears.

Step 2. Put the diced fruit in the bottom of the pitcher and pour in the entire bottle of red wine (I prefer to use a shiraz/syrah or other red wine with fruity/jammy characteristics (beaujolais, zinfandel, etc). 

Step 3. Pour in approximately 2oz of brandy, 2oz of orange liqueur (about a 4-5 second count of each), and a cup of cranberry juice. You can add more or less of each of these ingredients depending on how strong you prefer your sangria to be, but this recipe makes a nice blend that is just right for most. Stir with a long spoon.

Step 4. Add ice to a large red wine glass, pour in the sangria, and serve! Make sure you get a good amount of fruit in each glass, and never leave your glass naked. You can cut a slit in a strawberry or orange wedge to garnish the glass. And don't forget, bendy straws are ALWAYS a good idea! Drinking should never be taken too seriously.

I hope you all have a fabulous day, and thanks again for being such wonderful supporters of me and my blog! Cheers!


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  2. Happy 100th post, sweetie!!!Your Sangria sounds delicious and Im totally amking it this weekend:) Muah, darling
    Happy Thursday

  3. mmmm, YUm! happy 100th post, and this looks yummy. I like sangria even more than I like mojitos! :)
    alyson --

  4. Happy 100th Post! That so exciting :) I love sangria, its my all time favorite drinky drink... I dont drink "adult" beverages often, but when I do I prefer an icy cold Sam Adams or a sweet sangria :)

    Oh, and thanks for the support on my 1st ever giveaway :)

    xoxo Teresa
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  5. Happy 100th post! I adore Sangria :)

  6. Congrats on the 100th post lady!!! By the way, sangria is awesome and one of my favorite drinks for summer. Can't wait to try this one


  7. Happy 100! Time flies when you're having fun huh?
    Mmm sangria...

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  8. I saw your tweet about this post, and got caught up in some stuff last night so I didn't get a chance to see it, plus my phone was being slow. :/

    This looks super yummy and so very refreshing. I may need to steal your recipe and makes some this weekend. :)


  9. P.s. my MK watch is the rose gold.

    p.s.s. Congrats on the 100th post!! Cheers to many more. :)


  10. Congrats on the bloggy milestone! I could definitely gulp down a big glass of that!

  11. Thanks, gals! I'd love it if you all tried out this recipe over the weekend! We still have a little left from the batch I made, but the fiancé put a dent in it last night while watching the basketball game! :)

  12. Delicious post, darling!
    Love sangria!
    Happy weekend!


  13. I am so going to do this!! Although my pitcher right now (I kid you not) is my blender. It has a handle AND a pour spout so its pretty handy to never have to remove from the fridge once something's in it. I just have to disregard the blade hanging out at the bottom!!