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I love Sangria. Let me rephrase, I love most Sangrias. We went to Hilton Head one year and I had the most perfect Sangria at a restaurant called Truffles. It was crisp, yet a little sweet and had the most amazing berries in it. Not a slice of orange and lime but loaded with blueberries, cherries and raspberries.  Well, I was craving this drink on this hot summer day and set my mind to making it. Delightfully, it was all I had hoped it would be.

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You will need:

  • 1 nice size pitcher
  • 2 bottles of Moscato Wine (if you want this less sweet and more tart go for a Pinot Grigio.)
  • 1 granny smith apple diced small
  • 1 peach diced small
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped cherries
  • ** Optional: Sprig of Mint for garnish

First, get all of your fruit washed and ready to cut. Obviously your berries need no preparation except for rinsing and tossing into the pitcher.

sangria2But your apple, peach and cherries all need chopping.

sangria3Toss into your pitcher with the berries. Clear pitchers are always nice too so you can see all the lovely colors mingling together. I realized when making this I do not have one. Note to self: get clear Sangria pitcher.

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Add wine to the pitcher. My pitcher held almost the entire two bottles! The only bit left was the glass I poured myself.

sangria5Give it a quick stir.

sangria6At this point, I usually set it in the fridge for at least an hour to chill and let the flavors of the fruit incorporate into the wine and vice versa.

sangria7See how much darker the rim is with pretty color?

sangria8Pour into your favorite wine glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

sangria9sangriafinalAnd enjoy the hot day with this refreshing Sangria… Beba al sol.

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