Nothing says summer like a delicious fruity cocktail. In this case, my favorite drink is a delicious red Sangria. I remember when I first moved to Atlanta, I decided to go on a quest to find the best the city had to offer. After numerous tries and countless miles driven, I became disheartened I could not find one I enjoyed. I then decided to save my coins, miles, and headaches and started making my own. I haven’t looked back since.
I enjoy that’s it is very easy to make and rather inexpensive. A bottle of dry red wine, rum, juice, fruit, and a little bit of sugar and you’re good to go. There are many variations to the recipe I’m sharing, so feel free to experiment and have fun!
What you need:
1 750mil bottle dry red wine
1 cup rum
½ cup orange juice (optional)
½ cup sugar (optional)
1 orange, sliced
1 apple, cored & sliced
1 lime, sliced (optional)
You will also need a pitcher & a spoon
Pour wine, rum, orange juice and sugar in pitcher. Stir to combine. Add fruit and give it another good stir. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (or up to overnight).
Let the flavors marinate before adding more sugar if needed. It will get sweeter as it sits.
When your 24 hours are over, grab a glass and let’s toast to one fabulous summer!
Written By: Chef Teefah
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