Berry-Filled Sangria

This recipe changes every time it is made — depending on what wine is on hand and what fruit is available. In this one the strawberries were the best after about an hour of soaking time; the raspberries started to disintegrate and the blueberries didn’t absorb much alcohol… but did stay very tasty. You can also substitute almost any liquor for the vodka – rum, tequila, triple sec, cointreau, gin…

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup washed and hulled strawberries
  • ½ cup washed blueberries
  • ½ cup washed raspberries
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ bottle dry white wine
  • ¼ bottle dry champagne
  • 1 bottle rose zinfandel
  • ¼ cup fruit-infused vodka
  • 2 cups white cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ cups soda water

Directions:

Put ice cubes in bottom of pitcher, toss in fruit on top of ice along with lemon juice.

Add wine, champagne and vodka. Stir.

Retire to someplace comfortable with two glasses and a good friend. Drink the sangria and don’t forget to indulge in the quite inebriated fruit… especially as the evening progresses.

After-Thoughts:

This recipe can also be made with red wine; but that is better in the winter… it’s a bit heavier and better for cool weather indulgences.

Recipe Origin:

* a Domestic Goddess original

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