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

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

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Next, cut your grapes in halves.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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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