For someone out there, it’s been a rough week. A week, thus far, that requires a cocktail to finish out. Or for someone out there, here’s a great drink suggestion for your anniversary dinner, or at-home dinner party. Maybe you’re already planning your Friday Happy Hour. In any case, you’re in the right place.
Not only do I love Bobby Flay, but his recipes never fail. So when we were entertaining a group of 16, and I knew beer alone would not suffice, this was what Google and I came up with. Google never fails.
I’m not gunna lie…I got a little leery when brandy and triple sec popped up in the ingredient list. Why was I under the impression ginger ale was to be in sangria? BONK.
Booze…there’s more booze in sangria. You’ve been warned.
Red Wine Sangria slightly adapted from Bobby Flay
2 bottles (750 ml) red Spanish table wine
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice (I used POM Wonderful)
20 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia (or 1/2 cup simple syrup)
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
Mix all ingredients together and let stand in a tightly sealed container or pitcher for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving. Yield: ~80 ounces (without fruit). Serves 10 – 8 ounces each with 1-2 slices of apple, orange, lime, and several pomegranate seeds each.
Nutrition Information (per 8 ounces): 240 calories; 0.2 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 10 mg. sodium; 18.9 g. carbohydrate; 1.4 g. fiber; 0.7 g. protein
Result: HOLD on to your pants, folks! This sangria is, without a doubt, incredible! People loved this at our cookout and it was gone, gone, gone (sad! I was hoping for leftovers 😉 ). This was simple to make and potent…yet delicious! If you love sangria (or wine!) This is a must try recipe!
My workout last night was, again, torture. I finished a very exhausting (but not really, if you know what I mean) 30 minutes on the elliptical. I…will…get…out…of…this…rut! Some how…some way. Maybe if the weather would cooperate, I could get out on my bike and change things up. But clearly, Ohio weather has a mind of its own. C’est la vie.
Question: Red or white sangria?
Half-way to Friday!