Thursday, June 30, 2011
A summer night-- with the breeze gently blowing and the sun softly setting requires only one thing to make it perfection. Sangria.
Eric and I have been making Sangria for years. And though it's never the same. It's got a few basic ingredients.
Fruit + Red Wine.
We usually get a bottle of red wine-- wine that's on sale. Shhh. Don't tell.
And in a large pitcher we combine equal parts of red wine and fruit juice. And then add cut up fruit. Fresh peaches, strawberries, black berries, oranges, limes, lemons....
Recently, I made rhubarb juice. Naturally, I thought it would be beautiful in Sangria.
Note the very large and very cheap bottle of store bought sangria. This rhubarb juice added a bit of tang and a bit of extra sweet. It kept the sangria light and airy.
Be care, these are easy to drink on a hot summer day.