In June, I was inspired by A Common Connoisseur’s “Boozy Grapefruit Sangria.” I followed the recipe fairly closely (didn’t have berries, added some other fruits) and it was delicious!
Now that I have some red wine I don’t particularly like, I decided to try my own take on sangria, and here we are!
- 1 bottle of red wine (I used Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 can frozen limeade, thawed
- 1 can of Ginger Ale
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 6 oz frozen dark sweet cherries (approximately)
- 6 oz frozen mix of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries (approximately)
- ½ red grapefruit
- 1 mango, chunked
- 1 apple, chunked
- 1 pear, chunked
- 1 tangerine, chunked
- 1 peach, chunked
- 1 lemon, sliced (remove seeds)
- 1 apricot, chunked
- Mix sugar, grapefruit, and limeade in the pitcher.
- Add all other ingredients (including Ginger Ale).
- Chill overnight (or as long as you can wait!)
- After I ran out, I just added part of a bottle of Riesling to the fruit. It was really good!
- After I ran out of that, I added about 2 cups of vodka and a carafe of pineapple-orange juice to the pitcher full of fruit. Delicious!
- Then, after all of that, I put the sangria/vodka/juice infused fruit into baggies and put them in the freezer. I plan to either use them as ice cubes in wine or make some kind of spiked smoothie.