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Wine Not? July 3, 2011

Filed under: Beverages — Meg @ 2:13 pm
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Ahhh, you’ll never know what a thrill I get out of these stupid blog post titles…
Anyhow, word ’round these parts is that Jon and I got married last Saturday. I honestly didn’t think I had it in me to post something for at least another week, but I’ve got an abundance of recipes built up (and new pots and pans from Momma, YIPPIE, Lagostina Padova hot-cha-cha!!!)… To get to the point… Weddings mean wine. Ours meant that we bought too much, and now Jon and I have a wonderful amount of our favourite, Brindisi, amongst some whites that I’m going to play around with soon. Also, it’s been hotter than the hinges of hell lately, and that can only mean SANGRIA.
I’m not going to beat around the bush here. I’ve made a lot of Sangria this week, here’s my recipe.
Simple Berry Sangria (no clever titles here)


3 cups red wine (Brindisi Rosso)
2/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp lime juice (or Limoncello!!! My sweet Robert brought us some back from Europe, amongst other goodies)
4-5 Tbsp sugar
¼ cup blueberries or raspberries (set aside)
½ cup blueberries or raspberries
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced,
1 orange, sliced (optional)
Mix fruit juices with sugar and stir till sugar is dissolved. Blend ½ cup berries with 1 cup wine in a blender, add to juices with remaining 2 cups of wine. Add remaining ¼ cup berries, citrus fruit slices, and stir to combine. Chill in fridge for 1-2 hours minimum. Try not to get it all over yourself when you drink it, you schmucks. Who am I kidding, I’m no better…
S’all for now. I’ve got bread to bake, comrades.  One more thing before I go though… Anthony Bourdain. SERIOUSLY. You bastards need to quit searching for pictures of Anthony Bourdain on here. It was funny initially, but now it’s just goddamn annoying. Stop. Please.


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