The Carlton Restaurant

Time for Wine

Time for Wine

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As the dark winter months come to an end everyone seems to be in need of a fun splash of color. A great cure for your winter blues is a great springtime sangria! It’s refreshing AND half the calories of most other fruit drinks.

Here is the Basic Red Sangria recipe from sheknows.com

Basic Red Sangria recipe

Ingredients:
1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (Spanish table wine or merlot work fine)
4 oz. Grand Marnier or simple brandy
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup fresh pineapple juice (optional)
Ground cinnamon to taste
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1 half apple, unpeeled, chopped

Directions:
In a large bowl or pitcher, combine wine, brandy, fruit juices, cinnamon and fruit, reserving some fruit for garnishing. Let chill for at least one hour. Pour over plenty of ice. Garnish with remaining fresh fruit.