But we are back in the central valley and on our 14th day of temperatures above 105. Today was 108. The weather man said a cool down was coming so I instantly looked up and saw that it was going to be 98 for one day then back up to 105. Thanks for the let down. :)
Anyways nothing sounded better to me last weekend then a refreshing cocktail for a hot summer day. I texted my friend what she was having on the 4th and when she said Sangria it got me thinking of trying my own Sangria recipe. I have been craving fresh amazing cocktails lately, stuff you usually find in the big cities at some trendy bar. Sometimes just wine doesn't cut it. I have therefore taken on the task of making my own cocktails in hopes I can replicate some flavors. This little Sangria I whipped up does not disappoint!
I decided to look for a recipe while I was at the actual store. I decided to go off of this one from Smitten Kitchen as a base and then added a few of my own ingredients. The recipe could not be more easy, the only real work is cutting the fruit.
1 bottle of dry red wine
1/2 teaspoon of Truvia
1/4 cup Brandy
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1/4 cup Orange Juice
2 tablespoons of Lime Juice
1 mini can of Gingerale
Literally all you do is dump everything in a pitcher and chill for two hours or just pour over ice. I added in half a can of mini ginger ale in my actual glass, so don't put that into the pitcher or it will go flat.
|I have the pineapple in there but decided to not use it.|
|This is how much liquid there is with the wine and alcohol :)|
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