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Home Cooking with Habs Tweetup: Summertime Sangria

Sunday, July 10, 2011

by Amy, (

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Hello Habs fans! If you're like me you're enjoying beautiful weather, summer sunshine, and BBQs....and missing hockey! (Is it October yet?) Of course our friends at have been keeping our hunger for hockey satisfied with regular news and updates on trades, free agency and development camp. Be sure to visit them regularly!

The warm weather might leave you a bit reluctant to do any heavy cooking indoors, but we've got the perfect way to beat the heat with a refreshing glass of sangria! These days sangria comes in almost every flavour and variety you can imagine: white sangria, mango sangria, peach sangria, sparkling sangria, strawberry sangria...the list is endless. It's easy to get creative with the ingredients once you've got the basics - which is what today's recipe features.

Traditional Red Sangria can be made with almost any red wine and just a few simple ingredients. Invite a few friends over and mix up a pitcher for your next gathering!

Recipe courtesy of

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes

1 bottle of red wine (Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
1 lemon (cut into wedges)
1 orange (cut into wedges)
2 tbsp sugar
1 oz. brandy
2 cups ginger ale or club soda

1. Pour wine into a glass pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon, lime and orange wedges into the wine as well.
2. Add the wedges to the pitcher, being careful to remove any seeds first.
3. Add sugar and brandy, stir well.
4. Chill overnight.
5. Add ginger ale (my preference) or club soda just before serving.

This recipe sounded so tasty I had to try it for myself with a bottle of merlot...the photo above depicts the result. Very tasty, quite refreshing...a guaranteed party pleaser!

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photo credit: Amy Johnson


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