Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Best Sangria EVER, EVER, EVER!

I know, I know you're just dying to know what my Florida trip entailed. I'll post about that tomorrow, don't you worry.  I don't have a pic loaded yet; so, that is why I'm waiting til tomorrow. But one night, we grilled out and one of our friends made this sangria. I promise you, I downed about 2 or 3 glasses without even realizing it. Well, that doesn't sound like much does it, but when you drink it quickly, it is. And, this stuff is like liquid crack. Seriously. But like crack in a good way. I've never tried crack, but I assume that it would leave you wanting more and more like this sangria does. You cannot taste the alcohol, and girls, let's just say, it made me so "happy" and we know what happy means when alcohol is involved that I was hurting the next day. So, I thought I'd share with you ladies; because, I know us "untrue","wannabe" WASPS okay, I know I said I was going to live by that quote yesterday, but I get one or two snarky comments a day, right? and, now back to being gracious=) love a drink that's simple and easy but is so pleasantly good. Well here it is ladies, enjoy!



2 (750-ml) bottles white Spanish wine, such as Albarino (Galacia), Viura (Rioja), Verdejo (Rueda), or Sauvignon Blanc

1/2 cup Spanish brandy

1/4 cup Spanish orange liqueur

1 cup pear juice

1/2 cup superfine sugar

1/2 cup sliced pear

2 apricots, pit removed and sliced into thin wedges

2 peaches, pit removed and sliced into thin wedges

1/2 pound seedless white grapes

1 (750-ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled


Combine the wine, brandy, orange liqueur, pear juice, and sugar in a large pitcher and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the fruit and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.
Stir in the Prosecco and serve the sangria in large wine glasses, over ice if desired

*picture and recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse on the Food Network found here.


Sarah said...

Ooh, that sounds great! I'm not the biggest fan of red wine, so I'm always looking for yummy white sangria recipes!

The Pink Chick said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am definitely going to have to try it!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Yummy!!! I have a love/hate relationship with "adult beverages" that are so delicious and in which the strong amount of alcohol can't be detected easily....I love them while drinking them...but hate the next day! haha

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Sangria is definitely delicious! I haven't had any in forever - actually since a spring break trip in law school to D.C., but it is so refreshing!

Natalie said...

Yum Yum! Love a good Sangria!

Ashley Lauren said...

Loove sangria :) I've never tried any with brandy! Sounds delicious!

Whitney said...

That sounds so good! It's only 11:26 and I feel like I could use a pitcher! Ha!

Day Old News said...

Um yummers!

Anonymous said...

Soo delicious! I made white sangria for the first time this summer and fell in love! Glad you had a great time--


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