Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wind It Down: Sipping Sangria




This blog is not called Because Life Happens for nothing……life completely happened over the past few weeks. So much that I have been off my blogging game. The silver lining in the cloud is that the life that happened was goodSo, now that I am assimilating back into life and things are balancing as best as they can, I am totally back in the saddle again!


This quick post will conclude my three part series featuring my spring meal, which included PeruvianChicken, Berry Vinaigrette with mixed greens, and now my Sipping Sangria. This quick and easy adult beverage will be the perfect compliment to round out this delicious meal. I mean really…who does not love to wind down on Sunday afternoon with a chilled glass of wine? No one, that’s who!!


Ingredients:

  • 1C Orange Juice
  • 1C Fine Cognac 
  • 1 Bottle of Sweet Red Wine
  • 1C White Sugar
  • 1C Strawberries
  • 1C Pineapple
Directions:

  • Rinse and chop strawberries and pineapple.
  •  Add fruit into a glass Sangria pitcher, mines is an oldie but goodie from Crate & Barrel.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top of fruit, and muddle together.
  •  Add orange juice, cognac, and wine. Stir well.
  • Place the pitcher into the refrigerator until chilled, and serve.

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