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Crappy Wine No More

Homemade sangriaOk, so you opened that bottle of wine, only to realize you hate it.  This is what happened to me the other night.  I love wine, but if it doesn’t taste good, why bother?  I was cutting up a whole bunch of fruit this afternoon for fruit salad, and thought “hmm, why don’t I try to make that bottle of crappy wine into sangria?”.  Here’s what I did:

3/4 bottle of wine – mine was red, but you can use whatever you’d like
juice of one lime
1/4 C. sugar
various fruits, chopped.  What ended up in in mine were mango, pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe

Pour the wine into a pitcher, preferably one with a lid.  Add the sugar and lime juice and stir til sugar is dissolved.  Add in approximately two cups of the fruit.

Put the lid on and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Serve over ice.

Mine turned out delicious.

Note:  I got this idea from a recipe from Lynn Rosetto-Casper of the splendid table http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/ – who, by the way, rocks.

A perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, in my opinion!  If you try it, let me know how yours is!

1 Comment on Crappy Wine No More

  1. Jorge
    June 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    You can also add some Triple-Sec to it. I used to work as a bartender and hadmy signature sangria which was a hit. A VERY strong hit 🙂 Wine, Triple Sec, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Pinneapple Juice, OJ, splash of sprite, half a lime’s juice, fruit. You can play around with quantities for taste and strength.

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