Friday, August 31, 2012

So Great-ful for Sangria

As it is the last weekend of the summer, we have to make every minute of it count. And for my part I will be taking advantage of every opportunity to sit on the patio with friends enjoying a beautiful fruity glass of sangria, or 2. There are as many kinds of sangria as there are fish in the sea, but we prefer white sangria for those hot days.  You can make sangria with any kind of wine, traditionally it is done with cheaper bottles, but our rule is, if you want to like the drink you have to like the ingredients. Feel free to experiment with your favorite summer fruits and alcohols.
1 bottle of white wine, we used Hardy's Stamp of Australia - Riesling Gewurztraminer
1/3 cup of peach schnapps, we absolutely love Dr. Mcgillicuddy's® peach liqueur!
2 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 lemon, washed and sliced into rounds
1 cup raspberries, strawberries or other seasonal fruit
1 sprig of mint leaves (optional)
1/2 liter of ginger ale (use Sprite or 7-up if you like your sangria sweeter.

1. In a large pitcher, pour wine and liqueur and add fruit, stir gently.
2. Chill mixture for at least an hour to allow the flavours to blend.
3. Add soda and mint just before serving.

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