Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sangria my way

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Sometimes it pays to be cheap and cheerful. When company comes and you need a lot of a beverage really fast, I say whip up the sangria. You can use the box wine (which is not as bad as it used to be) and it works with both red and white wine. You can also do this as a non-alcoholic drink by combining all the fruit with apple juice and white grape juice mixed.

2 bottles cheap red wine like Burgundy, Merlot, or Chianti
4 cups apple juice
1 cup super fine sugar
1cup brandy
1 cup Triple Sec
2 small lemon, sliced crosswise
2 small orange, sliced crosswise
2 small lime, sliced crosswise
2 medium red apples or pears, sliced
2 medium peach, peeled, pitted and sliced

Just mix it all together and taste it till you get a nice balance of sweet tart and alcoholic. Careful, the tasting can take all day!