Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cocktail Spotlight: Summer Sangrias

The weather in D.C. has been one word: HOT! This whole week, the temps reached up to 104 degrees and the humidity was surely accompanying. What better way than to cool off in this scorching heat than with a ice cold glass of Summer Sangria!!! If you know me and Yvonne, you know we love wine and we love Sangria even more. Check out these recipes for both Red and White Sangria.

Red Berry Summer Sangria:
Cabernet Sauvignon (Sutter Home is perfect)
1/2 ounce Red Berry Ciroc
1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps
1/2 ounce Apple Pucker
Splash Pineapple juice
Apples diced
Blueberries diced
Lime diced

White Peach Sangria:
White Zinfandel
1/2 ounce White peach juice (Ocean Spray is a good brand)
1/2 ounce Peach schnapps
Splash Pineapple juice
Peaches cut into chunks

Melon Sangria:
Pinot Grigio wine
1/2 ounce Midori or melon schnapps
1/2 ounce Apple Pucker
1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps
Splash Orange Juice
Splash Pineapple Juice
Melon cut into chunks

For all recipes:
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Add fruits last and stir until all incorporated. Refrigerate immediately up to 24 hours and served chilled over ice in wine glasses with fresh fruits.

Refresh Yourself!

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