Thursday, April 09, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Emeril's Red Wine Sangria

I think I mentioned last week that Easter dinner was at my house this year. My mom just sold the house we grew up in and my brother just bought a new house so it was really up to me to host. I didn't mind and did it the easiest way possible. I made the turkey and asked everyone else to bring sides. It turned out great and we had so much delicious food.

I had wanted to make a Sangria recipe for the dinner, but knew I wouldn't have enough time to devote to actually putting the effort in, so, in good fashion.....I pawned it off on someone else. haha. I think my SIL was planning on making potatoes, but when I asked her to do the Sangria she didn't hesitate. It was sweet and delicious and perfect for Easter dinner. Not many people drank it since they all had plans afterwards, but that actually turned out to work out in my favor because I got all the leftovers.

Emeril's Red Wine Sangria
• 1 750ml bottle of red wine
• 1/4 cup Triple Sec
• 1/4 cup Brandy
• 2 tbsp. orange juice
• 2 tbsp. lime juice
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 750ml bottle of sparkling water (chilled)
• Apples, oranges, lemons, limes sliced thin for garnish

Combine all ingredients except sparkling water. Chill 1-2 hours. Before serving add sparkling water or add to individual glasses as desired.

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  1. Would you believe I've never made a sangria!

    1. Nope. Definitely would never have guessed that!! It's so simple!! All you do is pour. haha. I'll be making many more!

  2. Sounds delicious! Homemade sangria is better than bottled and easy to prepare.

    1. It was really good. I finally finished the entire batch last night, but luckily all I need to make more is another bottle of wine. haha.

  3. I purple sparkly heart love sangria and hate when people just pour sprite or fresca into wine and call it sangria. It is not. You need to add booze to make it sangria, duh! This looks like the perfect recipe!

  4. I love it, here you are super classy with your sangria and I'm all "put some OJ in your silver bullet" hahahaha. If I liked wine I'd be all about this though. It's definitely a pretty batch drink!

  5. Hi Kristin, thanks for the invitation to join this link up. I am thrilled to find a blog party devoted to cocktails. Now I'm all enthused about trying more!

    1. Oh yeah!! It's my favorite linkup of the week....although I may be a little partial. haha. I love to see what everyone's drinking and, of course, I'm always down for a new drink idea!! Thanks for linking up!!

  6. I love Sangria and can't wait to whip up a big pitcher sometime very soon. I also love anything by Emeril:)

  7. Perfect timing! I was just dying to make my own sangria the other day. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I looove sangria and can't believe how long it's been since I last made a pitcher! Obviously that needs to be remediated ASAP and now I have a new recipe to try!

  9. This sounds REALLY good, I made one for this week's linkup too! YAY for Sangria, so refreshing!