We invited some family over for BBQ the other night. The main thing I love about hosting dinners is setting up the table–my husband can tell you that I buy more accessories for our house than I buy for myself. Fall is also my favorite season to host dinners. The cool evening weather always makes me want to sit outside and Bar B Q, probably because my grandpa used to always BBQ on his Brooklyn porch every fall and I loved sitting outside with him enjoying the BBQ aromas, food, and chilly nights.
The night before the BBQ my husband and I opened a bottle of wine but it didn’t taste as good as we had hoped. So I decided to use this not so good wine and whip up a quick and easy Sangria for all of us to enjoy. I knew the fruit flavors would surely improve the taste. And sure enough, it did! So if you ever have a bottle of mediocre (or great) wine and some fruit lying around, make Sangria! I feel like everyone loves Sangria! It is festive, and you can eat the fruit!
Classic Red Sangria
1 bottle of red wine (or white if you prefer)
1 apple, sliced (any kind of apple would work)
1 pear, sliced
1 peach, sliced
2 oranges, sliced plus 1 orange, juiced
Crushed strawberries (about 5-7 strawberries)
1 tablespoon of sugar (I used turbinado sugar)
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup orange liquor
1 lemon, juiced
Slice all of the fruit and add to a large pitcher. Add the juice of one squeezed orange, sugar, rum, orange liquor, lemon juice, and red wine. Mix together with a long spoon. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Enjoy and please share any comments or questions you may have. I would love to see how yours turns out! Make sure to tag me @lizskosherkitchen if you share it on social media so I can see your masterpiece!