I decided to pretend that I was spending Spring Break on a warm and beautiful island, with nothing to do but read fluff books while balancing a delicious and fruity drink in my hand. I also pretended to be ultra thin and tan and wearing the most flattering bikini ever. Alas, I was only able to make the drink part a reality. Sigh.
Ok, back to earth and this recipe - What's important to know is that while I do not like red wine, I love this Sangria. You also need to know that it makes a lot - about 2 gallons' worth. We like to make it in a cooler with a spout, so that it's portable, stays chilled, and doesn't make a mess when poured. You can also mess with the amounts and kinds of fruit, and you'll pretty much never go wrong.
Bo's Famous Sangria
1 1/3 c. Apricot Brandy
2 L. cheap Merlot (yes, cheap)
1 1/3 c.Triple Sec
12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 c. lemon juice
3/4 c. orange juice
2/3 c. sugar
2 lemons, sliced
2 oranges, sliced
2 limes, sliced
2 nectarines or apricots, sliced
1/2 pint strawberries, sliced
5 c. 7-Up or Sprite
Combine all ingredients except 7-Up and stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate overnight. Stir in 7-Up just before serving. Makes ~2 gallons.
|It doesn't look as pretty in a plastic cooler, but it's so |
much more convenient to haul around.