Sunday, August 08, 2010

Recipe: My Favorite Sangria (Since There's a Party Tonight and All)

OK so you know there's a Twitter Party going on here tonight at 8pm ET, right?
Here's a glass of sangria for you. I made it. It's yummy.
A Twitter Party is where we all go to Twitter and we talk about how awesome we are and then I give out door prizes for showing up and talking all about how awesome you are. All you have to do is follow me at @momswearcapes and use the hashtag #momswearcapes on the end of your Tweets to "show up." 8pm ET.

Well anyway, there's no party without a cocktail or two so I'm bringing the sangria.

I have a recipe for sangria that will make you the one person in the whole world EVERYONE will invite to the party, forevermore.


  • 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.
Slice up one orange and slice up the lemon and put in large pitcher with sugar. Mash with wooden spoon until all the fruit juices are released and the sugar is dissolved. Just make sure the juices are released but that the fruit is not annhilated, ok? Juice the second orange and pour over fruit in the pitcher; stir. Add triple sec and wine, and entire jar of cherries, juice included. Yes, this is more sugary stuff, but I love eating cherries out of my sangria. It brings back memories of my favorite bar in New York City where they served sangria with cherries in it, and also from where I stole the wooden spoon and years later my son stepped on it and cracked it and it felt like the end of an era  and I loved it so much. The place and the sangria.

Anyway, the Sangria is yummier the longer it sits. If you let it sit for at least 2 hours, it's super yummy. 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! So enjoy!

See you at the party tonight! I will be announcing the winner of the Sugoi socks on Twitter, plus there will be giveaways from Bondi Band, Road ID, more Gu and lots more! I'm excited!

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


Audrey said...

Someone alert the WLM that this drink is EVIL! ;)

Looks super delish though.

Canadian runner said...

Yummy.... looks like a trip to the store in now on the agenda.

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