« not turkey basting | Main | the last planned forever shawl done »

boozy berry sangria

Last week, my Beloved picked up a bottle of wine at the grocery store while we were shopping.  It turned out to be a not very good bottle of wine and what he really wanted was sangria. 

A nice margarita.  A nice glass of sangria.  I am happy with both so I figured why not.  Every recipe I have read so far, I have not been very excited about.  So i went to google and typed in boozy sangria.  I found two recipes that looked interesting with a bit of modification.  Apple does not belong in sangria in my opinion.  The first time I was introduced to that was at my cousin's wedding and I just thought it was odd.  I still do.

This is the first one.  The berry version.  I have no citrus fruit in the house right now but I do have frozen berries.  They worked well.  This sangria is better if you can let it sit for about twenty four hours before drinking.  It also overfilled a half gallon mason jar.  It may have been the amount of fruit that I used but it would be better if you could find a gallon mason jar or such.  Mine is holding whole wheat flour.  Or did before I kneaded dough today.

boozy berry sangria

Note:  I used Life in Pleasantville's recipe with some modification.  Mostly because I did not wish to go to the store again.  Yes, I am lazy.

750 ml bottle of merlot

1 cup citrus, orange, or cranberry vodka - I used a roasted pink lemon vodka.  It is not available for purchase so use what you have

1/2 cup agave

2 cups moscata wine (the recipe calls for white cranberry juice but I had none but I had moscata)

1 to 2 cups frozen raspberries

1 to 2 cups frozen strawberries

1 to 2 cups frozen blackberries

Mix the merlot, vodka, and agave together.  Mix in the moscata.  Put the frozen berries in a gallon container.  Pour the liquid over.  Put in the refrigerator and wait twenty four hours if you possibly can.

I could not.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>