This winter I got on a huge red wine kick and now I have a bunch of bottles sitting around. When it's hot outside, I don't crave red wine. But a good way to use it is by making sangria! It's sweet, cold & refreshing - perfect for the summer!
1 bottle of red wine (I used Cupcake, Pinot Noir)
fruit: 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, 1/2 green apple
Step 1: make the simple syrup
I used Splenda, but you can use whatever type of sugar you prefer. A simple syrup is basically, 1 part sugar to 2 parts water. For this recipe, 1/2 cup of sugar to 1 cup water. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let cool. I added in some orange, lime, and lemon peel for extra flavor.
Step 2: chop up fruit
Step 3: combine simple syrup, fruit and wine in a pitcher
Step 4: serve in a pretty glass with ice!
This recipe is really easy & quick to make, which I love! Keep in mind you can use just about any type of wine (white or red) and any type of fruit (berries or citrus).
What is your favorite easy/homemade cocktail?