A new look at cooking and home decorating...with an attempt to add more greens to the plate, more vegetarian options & hopefully lots of new ideas to explore

Thursday, June 26, 2008


A friend just e-mailed and asked for a Sangria rec.- I thought I should share this on the blog since it is that time of the year... feel free to change the fruits that you add to the drink, based on what you have on hand- enjoy!

1 bottle of red wine 750ml
1 cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
2 apples finely chopped- skin left on is fine
Juice of 1 lemon
6 oz fresh raspberries or other berries
1 half-cup container of mandarin oranges in their juice
¼ cup grand Marnier

In a sauce pan combine sugar and water and bring to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large pitcher add the wine, orange juice, cooled simple syrup (the water sugar mixture) the apples the lemon juice, raspberries, oranges and syrup, and grand Marnier. Serve in large goblet with lots of ice.- you may add a dash of brandy if you would like the drink stronger but I like its sweet light flavor.

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