Perfect Summer Supper- Part III

Last Summer I started a “Perfect Summer Supper” series inspired by me cooking so much for my friends.  I made Perfect Squash and Perfect Roasted Broccoli.  Well, after an afternoon of playing tennis, my buddy Colin and I decided to make the Perfect Summer Sangria.  Check it out:

Perfect Summer Sangria

Here’s whatcha need:

A big ‘ol pitcher

2 bottles of dry white wine like chardonnay or pinot grigio (chilled)

1 bottle of dry red wine like cab sav, pinot noir, or merlot (chilled)

1/2 cup rum

1/2 cup vodka

1/2 cup of sugar

1 Granny Smith apple

1 cup of fresh  pineapple

1 cup purple grapes

1 lime

1 lemon

1/2 orange


First, cut up your apple into rough cubes like this:


Next, cut your grapes in halves.

Then, don’t put Colin in charge of cutting the pineapple (he gets distracted easily).


Now slice up yer citrus real thin.  Make sure you roll the fruit under your palm a few times to get the juices flowin’.


Isn’t that a pretty picture?  Feel free to steal and use for your desktop.

Place all the fruit into your big ‘ol pitcher and give it a good stir.

Now, combine yer liquor with the sugar in a small saucepan.  Slowly heat and continually stir JUST until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour all over the fruit.

Then add yer wine.


Give it a good stir and sit in the fridge for a few hours.

When you’re ready to enjoy, give it another good stir, throw some ice cubes and a few pieces of fruit in yer glass and voila!


This recipe is so easy, y’all, you can make your own twists! Try using citrus-flavored liquors, add your favorite fruits, or add some seltzer water to the finished glass.  Sangria is better with time, but this recipe usually doesn’t last that long 🙂

Cheers to the Perfect Summer Supper!


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