Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Watermelon Sangria and Gone Fishin'

Add blueberries if you like.
I'm going on vacation and the blog is going with me.  See you late June!

In the meantime, make my mean

My lilacs are in bloom very late this year.

Morning of day needed (or night before) mix together in a large pitcher or jar:

1 750 ml bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio (don't use great wine)
1/4 cup each brandy, Grand Marnier, simple syrup*

Stir in:

4-6 pieces of watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch thick x 3-inch x 3-inches wide tall pieces
4 strawberries cut in half
1 orange cut in half, juice squeezed into the wine, and one piece put into the wine mixture
6 green grapes or a sliced plum or peach, optional

Cover and let sit in refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight until very cold.

To serve:   For a large wine glass (recommended), use a long spoon to add a piece or two of fruit, and several cubes of ice.  Pour in 1/3 cup of the cold wine-fruit mixture, and 2-3 ounces of sparkling water.  Enjoy cold.  Potent.  Sip slowly.

*Simple Syrup:   Over medium heat, in a small sauce pan, heat together 1/3 cup each water and white sugar until hot and sugar is melted.  Let cool before using.  There's a little extra if you'd like to use it for your tea or lemonade.

Have fun stirring things up for yourself,

Here's one of the places I'll be.

1 comment:

  1. Have a lovely vacation. I love sangria, so I'll be giving this one a try.


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