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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sangria!!!!

This is literally one of those recipes that will make you the most popular person to invite to parties. Everyone will invite you and in the same breath they will ask you to bring "your sangria!" It's so good but it goes so quick, so go ahead and make a double batch of this and thank me later.

Ingredients

  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries with stems (this particular ingredient is A MUST for me. It reminds me of my favorite sangria from my favorite little place in the Village in New York City called "Cafe Wha." A sangria must have cherries. That's my opinion.)
  • Wooden spoon (I am convinced that sangria tastes better when you stir and serve it with a wooden spoon.)
  • One 750 ml. bottle red wine. I personally get the cheapy $3 merlot at Wal-Mart. Merlot is my favorite for Sangria and that one makes a particularly good sangria and I personally refuse to spend a lot on wine for sangria. But I've heard that it doesn't matter what red wine you use.
Directions
Slice up one orange and slice up the lemon and put in large pitcher with sugar. Mash with wooden spoon until the fruit releases the juice and the sugar is dissolved, but don't completely mash the fruit. Juice the second orange and pour over fruit in the pitcher; stir. Add triple sec and wine, and entire jar of cherries and juice. Yes, this is more sugary stuff, but I love eating cherries out of my sangria. It brings back memories and tastes super yummy.

The Sangria is yummier the longer it sits. I've made it and let it sit for a couple of hours, but I've also let it sit overnight and overnight it is UNBELIEVEABLE!

ps. NOT a low-cal, low-fat drinky. Sorry.

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