July Recipe of the Month - Summer Sangria Sipper


Sangria

Michell Huber loves to make this incredibly potent red sangria based on a recipe by Emeril Lagasse.  It is a great party drink, but warn your friends, it can sneak up on you!

Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle of Merlot
  • 1/4 cup brandy 
  • 1/4 cup orange triple sec
  • 3 limes, juice squeezed into the mix
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced 
  • 1 unwaxed apple, cored, and cut into thin wedges 
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 bottle Pellegrino, chilled
Combine everything but the sparkling water in a large pitcher. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.  Add the Pellegrino just before serving.