Today’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day party called for a little adult beverage. Something light. Something fruity. Something like Sangria.
Thanks to suggestions from Lisa and Peggy, I thought I would look up a recipe and see what I could pull together. I had a load of citrus from our Frog Hollow Farms CSA box this week, including very outstanding blood oranges. Together with lemons from my garden, I mixed this up in a jiffy and served over ice.
inspired by recipe from All Recipes
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 8 maraschino cherries
- carbonated water (optional)
Mix all ingredients, except carbonated water, in large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve (ideally overnight, although I chilled mine for 20 minutes and it was fine!). Serve over ice with carbonated water, if desired.
Note: This recipe is easily doubled. Like you needed me to tell you that.
This post submitted as part of Grow Your Own #39, hosted this month by House of Annie.