Last week it was 91 degrees in New York City. I shouldn’t complain – that’s a cool spring day from where I come from. I do hate the heat but one thing that makes it tolerable is…sangria.
Red wine typically rules in our household, especially in the cooler months. When the temperature starts to rise, we often turn to a nice chilled glass of rose. And when we are out of that, we turn to a nice chilled pitcher of sangria – easy to make and a big crowd pleaser.
I have ben making this for years and usually riff on a number of recipes. I often use an inexpensive Spanish Rioja, always use less sugar than called for and often improvise with the included fruit. Sometimes strawberries are added, sometimes limes and so on.
I must add that, due to its light and refreshing nature, it has been known to go down a little too quickly! Consider yourself warned, relax and enjoy!
adapted from Martha Stewart