Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sangria Saturday

Homemade Sangria Local Cherries

The other weekend I wanted Sangria in a bad way and looking around my kitchen I was able to come up with what seemed like a good combination of ingredients to make it.  Rather than look up a recipe I just threw together a combination of things that sounded good at the time.

- 1 bottle red blend wine
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- one pink lady apple skinned and chopped into bite size cubes
- 1 peach " "
- 2 cups of Rainier cherries halved and pitted

I put the mixture in a carafe covered it and let it sit in the fridge for the remainder of the day.  That night I poured myself a glass and it was really good!  I enjoyed it over the rest of the weekend and it was even better the next afternoon.  Eating the fruit was the best part.

Before doing this post I did a little hunting around online for sangria recipes to compare and found that they vary pretty greatly but what I concocted last weekend isn't very close to anything I found.  Most of the recipes had brandy, sugar and ginger ale or club soda added.  I'll have to play around with my recipe but I think I liked it with just the agave and fruit sweetness. I will definitely try throwing the soda into my glass after pouring my drink next time though.

In fact, I am going to go make this right now so that it is ready to drink tomorrow evening...

Have a great weekend!

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