Chris made this sangria a few months ago when I hosted a girls' brunch, and I've been patiently waiting for warmer weather to make its way to the East coast before debuting it on my blog. Simply because I know as soon as you see it, you're going to want to make it. And sangria just goes best with warm weather while sitting outside on your deck. It just does.
We just chose some of our favorite fruits for this, but you can mix and match as you please. Don't use too much additional citrus, though, because we found that it really changes the flavor. Riesling is amazing in this drink because it adds the bubbly aspect that we all know and love, yet it has a complimentary sweet, crisp flavor that just makes the sangria. Oh, and one of our tricks? Freeze grapes to use as ice cubes so your drink doesn't get watered down. Genius. I love love love this. Enjoy, guys!
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 oranges, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
- 2 lemons, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
- 2 peaches, pitted and cut into wedges
- 2 Granny Smith apples, cores removed and cut into wedges
- 2 bottles Riesling
- 1 container Cran-Peach Juice
- Green grapes, frozen
Place all fruit, except grapes, in a large pitcher or bowl. Add Riesling and juice and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours. When ready to serve, add frozen grapes to each glass.
Source: Chris Original
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