Monday, September 21, 2009


Allison, over at Baker’s Broom Closet posted the recipe for her sangria and since I’ve never made it before, I figured I’d give it a try. The best sangria I ever had was at Cha Cha Cha in San Francisco with my friend Anne, but this recipe is a close second!

This sangria packs a real punch, especially the fruit that soaked in tequila, wine and brandy for 24 hours… wowzah!! This stuff tasted so good… so it went down real fast… so my cheeks got all rosy and hot in no time (*wink wink*). I thought this sangria was fabulous and I will definitely be using it for future get togethers.

Here is my recipe, based on Allison's guidelines.

1 apple
1 orange
1 lemon
1 lime
1 mango
Handful of blueberries
1/3 C brandy or triple sec
1 C tequila
1.5 Liter bottle of wine, or 2 regular sized ones.
1 C sugar
Sprite, I used Diet Sparkling Sunkist Lemonade

At least 1 day before serving , cut up all of the fruit and put it in a serving container.

In a pot, boil one cup of water with the cup of sugar, until the sugar completely dissolves. Add the simple syrup to the container. Cover the fruit with the tequila and brandy, followed by the wine. Be sure to leave a couple of inches at the top of the container for adding in the Sprite right before serving.

Stir it a couple of times to mix the sugar, liquor and wine and then let it sit until just before serving. When ready to serve, stir the mixture. Then start adding the Sprite. Start about a cup or so of Sprite and taste. Sangria is best served over ice, so be sure to have a container nearby with some ice in it.


  1. That looks amazing!

    I've been reading your blog for a while and love the photo at the top of you in the water in your wedding dress. I'm doing a "trash the dress" session on a Florida beach in November and wondered what fabric your dress was and what kind of shape it was in after you did that shoot. I'm hoping to donate my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer after the session. If you could shoot me an e-mail, that would be great:

    Thanks! Love the blog :)