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.
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!