End of Summer Sangria

No…say it isn’t so! This can’t be Labour Day weekend coming up.  What a summer it has been.  The weather has been unbelievably hot and dry here in Ontario, Canada, which may be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

The weekends and any other free time has been spent outdoors hiking, biking, running, swimming and well, sitting on patios or the back deck with a cold beverage.

One of my summertime favourites is Sangria.  I’ve made it with red, white and rose wines and I have to say the one I think turns out the best is the rose.  It has a little extra flavour over the white but not as heavy as the red.

It was my daughter’s 19th birthday and she requested some Sangria to have with her friends on the back deck.  Here is the recipe for the End of Summer Sangria.

Ingredients:

1 litre bottle of rose wine (I used Beach House)

1/2 orange sliced into about 1 inch cubes

1 lemon cubed

1 lime cubed

1/2 cup of blueberries

2 cups of unsweetened pineapple juice

Just put all of the fruits into a large pitcher, pour in the wine and juice and put in the fridge.  I let it steep for about 5 hours.  The longer the better.  Now it is optional to put a about a 1/2 to 1 cup of tonic water or some kind of carbonated beverage into it just before serving.  I didn’t this time and it was still super good.

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Refreshing, delicious Summer Sangria can be made with just about any kind of fruit added to it to give you some amazing flavours.  Try it before the summer ends!

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