Sangria for one? Yes, please!
Some times you want a fancy drink to celebrate life, the weekend, or the fact that nobody has an after school activity today. You're not alone - sangria has been around for more than 2000 years in some form. It is super popular today in Spain and Portugal, but the recipe of putting fruit in wine has been around since the Romans. So you can feel all historical at cocktail time! Or just enjoy.
I used a leftover bottle of Pinot Noir from the weekend, grabbed some pomegranate juice and blood oranges from the grocery, and Voilà!
Celebration in a glass in under two minutes.
Professional Drinking Tips: Sangria!
- The longer the drink sits, the better Sangria tastes - and don't forget to eat the fruit!
- You can mix the fruits up for fun variations
- Try white wine or other liqueurs for a change of pace
- 1 C. red wine (I used a pinot noir)
- 1 TBLS. triple sec
- 1 shot glass, or one ounce, pomegranate juice (you could use any juice on hand in a pinch)
- ¼ C. chopped fruit (approximately). Apple, oranges, peaches, and plums work great!
- Chop fruit into small bite size pieces and place in a pretty tumbler or wine glass. Add wine, triple sec, and juice. Stir. Pop into freezer to quick chill, or add ice if desired.