Friday, May 29, 2009

fiesta in a pitcher

for our neighbors' memorial day barbecue, i made a pitcher of sangria with the fruits that looked best at the produce stand this week. it was really easy to make, and everyone loved it. after all the liquid was gone, and only wine-soaked fruit remained, i just poured another bottle of wine in and it lasted a whole other round.
of course, any of the ingredients could be swapped out for any others you prefer - that's the beauty of something like sangria. what problem could you really have with fruit-soaked wine?

honey's easy sangria
2 bottles chilean or argentinian malbec
2 cups diet cherry 7-up (yes, it's back!)
1 cup quartered strawberries
3 peaches, cut in wedges
2 apples, cut in wedges (fuji or gala are best)
1 small can diced pineapples, with juice - added at end

the day before the sangria was to be served, i placed the apples, strawberries and peaches into my favorite glass pitcher and poured in both bottles of wine and the diet 7-up. i stirred it, covered it with saran wrap and put it in the refrigerator. the next day, right before i brought it next door, i added the can of diced pineapples with the juice, stirred, and served. success!

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