Friday, August 22

red sangria

Well, it's official. I have now caught two colds this summer. Prior to June I can't remember the last time I had one. Right now I look like first pick to lead Santa's sleigh. Needless to say it's been a rough week. I'm so ready for this weekend, which will most likely be my last free one until December. 

Since I've pretty much been out of commission this week, today we're pulling one from the archives, a delicious, summery red sangria. There are a lot of recipes for sangria out there, JD and I have made it several times over the years and this one remains our favorite.
red sangria
red sangria
red sangria
Sangria
1.5 Liters of Red Wine (we used Yellowtail's Shiraz-Cabernet) 
6 Ounces of Gin
8 Cups of Ginger Ale
4 Tablespoons of Sugar
2 Apples, sliced
2 Nectarines, sliced
1 Bunch of Grapes, sliced in half lengthwise

Pour the red wine, gin, and ginger ale into a large pitcher or container. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Slice apples, nectarines, and grapes and add to mixture. I recommend letting it chill overnight to let the flavors blend together, but you can serve it right away over ice if you like.

Note, this recipe makes a lot of sangria. You may be drinking it for weeks following, but I can confirm that it keeps well. We bought a plastic container with a spigot and kept it in the fridge for a couple of weeks until it was gone.

Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

39 comments :

  1. For some reason I've always been intimidated by the idea of making sangria, even though I know it's super easy. This looks amazing- cheers!

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  2. This sounds delicious! I look forward to your weekly posts about delicious drinks :) Feel better!!!

    xx,
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  3. Sounds yummy and just in time for the beautiful wknd we're supposed to have. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Um BOMB! I hope you feel better and happy weekend!

    xo

    Michaela

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  5. Such a bummer about the cold, but well done as Santa's first pick!!

    Summery sangria... nothing better. Anytime I have sangria it always reminds me of my trip to Barcelona. So thank you for bringing back memories :)

    xx Katie
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  6. i've never been much of a wine drinker but i totally want to!!! i must build up my tolerance! =)
    i hope you feel better soon, it sucks being sick in the summer time!!! sending lots of warm thoughts and vitamin c! xoxo

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  7. LOVE sangria! Definitely going to have to try this out... like right after I get off work today! :)

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  8. Ooo, loooks yummyyyy.
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  9. Oh no - so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! Summer colds are the worst!!

    This recipe looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing - hopefully I'll be cheersing soon!

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  10. Yum! Looks delicious! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  11. NO! That sounds awful :( My boyfriend was sick last week and he was like, sick, IN SUMMER?! I know I know, I think it can just be hard to avoid sometimes! Sorry to hear that, but on the upside, this LOOKS DELICIOUS!

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  12. Sorry to hear that you don't feel well. Gee! the second already, that's pretty nasty. Here's hope for a speedy recovery honey. Hope you're feeling better soon! Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
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  13. I hope you feel better !!!

    Those sangrias look delish !!

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  14. Get better soon! Lovely blog:) xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  15. that sangria looks so good especially in this heat! But feel better soon!!
    xo
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  16. This sounds way too yummy. Good things it's Friday. Perfect excuse to try it!!

    xx 365hangers

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  17. Definitely trying this out. Now I have to buy the wine first, though. :D It's so pretty, by the way, your shots.
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  18. Looks so good! Especially in this heat. I hope you feel better, we've been sick to and it's the worst. It seems so out of character to be sick in the summer, and I am simply not a fan!

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  19. Your food pictures are always the best and now I want a sangria! *sigh*

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  20. Oh em gee! So trying this!! I hope you feel better!! Drink lots of green tea and add turmeric to everything (those anti-inflammatories really help)!

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  21. LOVE sangria!! I hope that you get to feeling better! I think I have a cold coming on right now...nooooo!

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  23. Wish I am good at making drinks, but I am just very good at drinking and lounging!
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  24. This looks so good….I will definitely try it out <3 Thank you!!!

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  25. have to try this out ! looks super yummy !!

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  26. This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe I will have to make it this weekend! I am so sorry you are not feeling very well! Take care of yourself and get lots of rest!

    Rebecca
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  27. I am drung just from reading this :-) lovely blog. Have you seen mine? Sara

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  28. Wonderful drink!! Really love it!!

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  29. delicious!

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  30. OMG! This one looks so good! Yummy! :)
    xx
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  31. Wow, thanks for sharing the recipe! xx

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  32. I hope you feel better, colds are no fun! This sangria looks delicious, I've always wanted to try to make my own! Thanks for sharing
    xo
    Brittany
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  33. I hope you feel better! Being sick in the summer (or any time) is never fun. This look delicious!

    Nicole
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  34. Nothing like a good sangris, can't wait to try this recipe!!!!!

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