Monday, July 27, 2009

Sangria from leftovers

After the book party, I had some leftover red wine and ginger ale. Today I made sangria. Here's the recipe:

1/2 large bottle of red wine (mine were dry wines, but a sweeter one would do)
1 can ginger ale
1/2 cup of lemonade
slices of 1/2 lime, 1/2 orange and 1/2 a green apple
a few bing cherries

It's good, but not very sweet*. You could also add a shot of brandy and/or a shot of triple sec and/or some orange juice and/or a little sugar, depending on your tastes.

Pour over ice and enjoy!

*Actually as the fruit mellowed in the liquid it got pretty sweet. If you're not going to drink it right away (say let it stand in the fridge a few hours), I'd recommend tasting it before adding sugar.

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