I think the photo says it all. Thank you, Instagram and iPhone 4S.
Sometimes you find yourself in between holidays, having a slow work week, and heading towards the deadness of winter. You think of your summer in Spain, and long to be beachside in Alicante… taking a long sip of perfect sangria.
But it’s not summer, and you’re not in Spain. You may be basking in the residues of a great Christmas holiday–or you may be recovering from the shock of a chaotic one–but either way, it’s dreary outside! And what you are looking for is a celebration.
Thank you, Real Simple. Thank you, thank you!
3 bottles fruity red wine (such as Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon)
2 liters black cherry soda
1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
3/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup Triple Sec
4 pears, cored and thinly sliced
2 oranges, thinly sliced
ice, for serving
In a large bowl, combine the wine, black cherry soda, pomegranate juice, brandy, Triple Sec, pears, and oranges. Serve over ice.
We halved the recipe, still had leftovers, then enjoyed more the next night with a touch up of the ingredients. To save money, we used very cheap wine from Trader Joe’s. (Why spend a lot when you’re going to doctor it anyway?) We also just bought airplane bottles of the liquors. This is a fabulous drink for a large party… or for a party of two. :)