Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The not-so-skinny sangria.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I made some sangria this weekend (boo ya!  marked another off the 101 in 1001...finally)!  It was pretty delicious, and I thought I'd share the recipe with you!


I combined this recipe with Lauren Conrad's Peach Sangria and made adjustments based on what our grocery store had (no peaches!) and what we already had.

[Kristin's Not-So-Skinny Peachy Sangria]

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 bottles of white wine (I used one but felt I could have used two with the amount of fruit)
  • 1 cup peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 pint of raspberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1-2 green apples
  • A teaspoon of splenda (although not necessary I feared it wouldn't be sweet enough)
  • Mint for garnish (I forgot to use it)
It's this easy: Chop the fruit, mix all ingredients together, and chill for a couple hours!


In my opinion, the drink was a bit sweet.  It wasn't too sweet though.  In fact if you're an avid cocktail drinker, you'll probably like this.  I would say next time I'll nix the splenda and add another bottle of wine.  There was a ton of fruit for the amount of alcohol we actually had (but don't be fooled, I finished all the fruit in one sitting).  The kiwis and green apples really helped balance the whole drink.  We paired it with our grilled grouper meal.  Perfect for a night outside on the porch!

CHEERS!

6 comments:

Miz.November said...

I need to make this and have my girls over. Do you think the fruit gets better the longer it sits?

Olivia.Dee said...

this just looks perfectly refreshing. maybe i'll continue practicing with sangria instead of beer. :]

Ro said...

MMM sounds delicious! My sister just invented a drink called The Winomelon... there's just something about alcohol+fruit that screams "Brilliant!" (yes, in an English accent)

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Fruits are skinny right? ;o) This drink looks yummy.

Stephanie said...

Wow, that looks like heaven in a glass. I love that you served it in mason jars!

kimberly rae said...

looks awesome!!! i NEED mason jars for my apartment!!!!

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