Basic Red Sangria


It's no secret that I like red wine, particularly pinot noir.  But every once in awhile, I try out a new wine that I don't really like.  It would be such a shame to waste wine, but don't worry.  There are a lot of things you can do with leftover wine.  You can cook with it (sauces, salad dressings), mull with it, and make vinegar with it, just to name a few.  But my favorite option for extra wine is to make Sangria.

Sangria is easy and fun to make.  The main components of the recipe include wine, triple sec, fruit juice, and fresh sliced fruit.  You can experiment and use whatever variation makes your skirt fly up, as PW says.  Here's what I did...


Basic Red Sangria
2 750ml bottles red wine
1 cup orange juice
2 cups chopped strawberries
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
2/3 cup triple sec or orange-flavored liquer
½ cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks

Combine all of the ingredients together in a large pitcher. Allow to chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove cinnamon sticks (you can put the cinnamon sticks in serving glasses if you want). Serve over ice and enjoy!


Source:  Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen
Photography:  Kendall Tubbs


Mom said...

And it sounds like you better invite several friends over.

What is triple sec? I'm a little naive? Or is that ignorant?

Jenny said...

Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur. And yes, several friends enjoyed this with Jim Bob and me.

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