You want a great drink recipe with a little kick? You got it!
1 bottle full-bodied red wine
2 cups fresh raspberries and strawberries
1 cups Grand Marnier
1 cups apricot nectar
1 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups sparkling water/or 7UP
1/2 a jalapeño (no seeds)
Directions: Pour fresh raspberries into a large glass pitcher and crush with a wooden spoon. Add a few cups of ice. Pour in liqueur, apricot nectar, lemon juice, and wine (we used Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2006). Stir together and top with sparkling water or club soda. Toss in sliced jalapeños. Feel free to play around with the amounts of all the ingredients to get the right balance of flavours for you. You can also substitute your favorite orange liqueur for the Grand Marnier or you can experiment with any kind of tropical juice instead of the apricot nectar. Go wild!
We know you might be inclined to use the crappiest/cheapest wine you can find, but try to use a wine you would enjoy drinking on its own. Good wine is the foundation of a great sangria, after all.
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