Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sangria Saturday: Sunset Sangria (#Sangria #Wine #Recipe)


Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

I know, I know. It's JANUARY! Why the heck am I posting a sangria recipe that really should have been saved for the summer? Well, one of the perks of living in Florida is the winter weather. In other words, there is no winter weather! lol I spent the day in Clearwater with family and caught this beautiful sunset which inspired today's recipe. I'm hoping it will bring some warmth to our northern friends. :-) 

*This sangria takes five to 10 minutes to assemble in a large pitcher. Take the time to prepare it in the morning so the sangria has several hours to develop its fruity flavor. Pull it out when dinner is ready to serve that evening.

Sunset SangriaTotal Time: 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Yield:8 glasses sangria

3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons (3 splashes) spiced dark rum
3 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 navel orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
3 ripe plums, cut into wedges
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle Rioja
Sparkling soda water, for topping off glasses of sangria at table

Combine sugar, rum, orange liqueur, fruits, and cinnamon sticks in a large pitcher. Cover with 1 bottle of wine and chill sangria several hours.

To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets and pour over spiced wine. Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of soda water

Recipe from Food network

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