Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I've been making wassail for Christmas the last few years, but it's time to assimilate properly and make something appropriate for the warm weather.  This was my first attempt at sangria and I stuck to a traditional recipe, which called for citrus fruits only.  Feel free to dice up some apple and/or pear if you prefer.

1 lemon & 1 orange, sliced
enough Cointreau to cover the citrus fruits
1 bottle of red wine
sparkling water (optional)

Soak citrus fruit in Cointreau for at least a few hours (or overnight), in the jug you plan to serve with. When ready to serve, pour in the well chilled red wine, and if you prefer, add a bit of sparkling water. Drink immediately;)