Friday, June 8, 2012

summer champagne sangria

hey, you! whatever you are doing right is the time to make sangria.

maybe you are taking a mini break from washing dishes. or watching a tv show with your computer in your lap. you might be hanging out with an animal that lives in your house.
i totally am. we're chilling in bed.

but now, right now, it's time. the time to open up a bottle or two, cut up some fruit, throw it in the refrigerator, and then go back to whatever friday laziness or productiveness you were doing before.

and later, whether it's later tonight or tomorrow afternoon, a chair most definitely awaits you. it is there for you to kick up your feet, relax a minute, slurp if you want, and make your most graceful attempt at fishing out the wine-soaked fruit with your fingers.

i like some strawberries in my sangria. their bright red color fades the longer the sangria sits in the fridge. i like to think that the wine is sucking up all their sweet juices.

oranges. nectarines or peaches. fuji apples for their crisp perfection.

and hey, also.
champagne instead of club soda. it's a good move.

but seriously, use whatever. let's not complicate booze on a friday. use red wine if that's you're fave. use apricots, watermelon, pretty green kiwi!!?! that sounds too good. why did i not use any of those things?

any day can be good with sangria. and it's the, yea. we win.

White Wine Sangria
these are very loose measurements. add any liquors or fruits to your hearts content!

2 bottles dry white wine
1/2 cup cointreau or other orange liquor
1-2 cups fresh orange juice
2 oranges, sliced
2 peaches or nectarines, sliced
handful of strawberries, sliced
1 apple, sliced
mint and ice for serving

mix wine, orange liquor, orange juice, and fruits in a large bowl or pitcher. chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight. to serve, pour over ice, leaving an inch or two of room. top with champagne and mint. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks absolutely amazing. I think I may need to make up a special occasion to have people over and share some sangria with me! Perfect for a Euro 2012 party. Thanks for sharing!