Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:00
Drinks Fallin’ for Sangria
Here at Bitchin’ Kitchen, we’re no stranger to sangria. But without fresh from the farm berries, we were sure we’d have to put our fruity obsession away for the summer. But then we came upon a tale of friendship between figs, plums, apricots and pears…and how they all lived happily ever after in big spiked punch bowl.
That’s when we knew we were Fallin’ for Sangria, and that our dreams could can come true, even during the #TuesdayBoozedays of the autumn months.
4 quartered figs
4 large pitted plums, cut in to wedges
3/4 sliced dried apricots
2 cored pears, cut in to wedges
1 bottle of light red wine
1 bottle of sparkling juice (pear or apple work great)
Fruit slices to garnish
In a large container, combine all the fruit with the red wine, cover and chill for minimum 24 hours. For single servings (the batch makes about 8) add equal parts sangria and juice over ice and garnish. For a group, strain the sangria is a large pitcher or punch bowl, then add the juice. Distribute glasses (mason jars are cute!) with ice, adding sangria and fruit slices as desired.
Patio schmatio. We’re perfectly good with sipping this sangria variation as the leaves change and fall. Cheers to the extension of sangria season!
By: Eva Severed