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Summer Sangria Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sara Diaz
Added: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 - 5 bottles mild red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon)
3 nectarines (slightly firm, not soft)
3 apples (Granny Smith are best)
1 large bunch of grapes, frozen if possible
3 oranges
1 container orange juice concentrate
1 cup sugar (more or less, to taste)

Directions:
Directions:
Cut the oranges into circular slices. For the slices of one of the oranges, cut into fourths and set aside. Cut the apples and nectarines into wedges, then cut the wedges in half. Pour red wine into a large pot or punch bowl. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in half the container of orange juice concentrate until well blended, set the remaining concentrate aside. Taste the liquid mixture. If it is too tart, add another half bottle of wine (if available). If it is too sweet, add a few more tablespoons of orange concentrate. Once the wine is at the desired taste, add the grapes, apples, nectarines, and circular orange slices. Chill for about an hour to let the flavors mingle.

Serve in cups over ice, garnish with remaining orange slices.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 20 - 25 servings (enough for the whole party!)
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 mins prep & at least 1 hour for cooling
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great summer refreshment. To warm it up for winter, substitute pears or more apples for nectarines. After mixing the wine and sugar together, warm mixture over a low flame and add 4 to 5 cloves, 2 sticks of cinnamon, and a touch of ground nutmeg. Let the spices steep for about 15 minutes, then remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks from the liquid. Cool to room temp, then continue preparing as normal. It is a good twist to bring in summer flavors, while still feeling like fall!

 

 

 

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