So, being between apartments is actually perfect right now because I’m on vacation. Hawaii, that is ;) Ya know…just soaking up the sun and beautiful beach weather! Life is not too shabby right now…
For everyone that is working hard, catching up on their studies, running errands, and taking care of business today, I don’t want to rub this wonderful vacation too much in your faces. I commend you all, and I truly believe that everyone should take a nice break every once in a while!
For those that can’t be on vacation right now, I offer you this sangria recipe. It’s like a vacation in itself because it tastes delicious, is extremely easy to make, and it makes you feel like you are far, far away from your daily worries and tasks.
You know you want some…
I found the recipe and experimented with it a little bit. I added the apples because I love the color contrast and freshness of the fruit. I got the idea from the time I tried Peruvian food! And then I added a peach because my friend went peach picking earlier that week and gave us a whole bucket of peaches!! (She rocks.)
Anyway, this drink was very refreshing and fun to share with friends.
Try it out…you deserve a nice treat! :)
Sangria Recipe (Adapted from AllRecipes)
- 1/2 cup rum (or brandy)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine (I used Cabernet Sav.)
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1-2 limes, sliced into rounds
- 1 peach, sliced thinly
- 1 green apple, diced into tiny pieces
In a large pitcher, mix everything together except the apple bits. Place the entire pitcher in the refrigerator overnight to let everything blend and soak together.
Before serving, add the sangria to individual glasses, add some ice (optional), then add a slice or two of the lemon, lime, orange, and peach from the pitcher. Finally, top the glass with the freshly diced apples. Serve and enjoy!
*You can also add some carbonated water to the the mix before serving if you want to make the drink a little more bubbly!