In honor of spring weekend, I decided to make a nice spring/summer beverage for my friends. It's light, it's fruity, and it serves a lot of people (on a budget!). This Spanish drink is sangria, and let's just cut to the chase... here's the recipe.
--------------- What you'll need:
A bottle of red wine
--------------- How to make it:
Mix together a bottle of wine and apple juice. Take a really grainy picture of the wine and apple juice, mixed together. I used a 1.5 liter bottle of red wine and about 45 oz. of apple juice. Then, let it sit overnight.
The next day, grab a lemon and an orange. Wash them well because everything's going to go into your drink!
Let's do the lemon first. Cut off the ends. These don't belong here.
Then, cut it up into thin slices. You want lots of lemon in your sangria!
Have your roommate put them into the wine/apple juice mixture because she's really excited to make it too.
Now we'll do the orange the same way. Bye-bye ends.
Slice slice slice 'n dice!
And add the oranges. Make sure you stir them a little, then stick the bowl back in the fridge for three hours.
Wooo, look at the color of those oranges and lemons! That's an excellent sign.
Now, we're going to work with our pear and apples. I like more apples, so I decided to use two. Just like the oranges and lemons, wash them well.
Then, cutting around the core, chop your apple into medium-sized chunks. You want them big enough that people can munch on them afterward, but not so big that they'll be a bother.
Into the bowl!
Do the same with the pear...
Into the bowl too! Just stir... and it's ready to go! Beware of antsy friends who want to get their hands on your sangria.
Courtney is a recent Manhattan transplant who is glad to now be living near a grocery store that sells Greek yogurt, having spent four years navigating her way through Bronx food products during college. She likes theatre, singing in the shower, singing anywhere, blogging, forgetting to blog, finding fun things to do in New York City, spending too much money on the aformentioned fun things, and meeting lots and lots of new people.