Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sangria Weather!

It's suppose to be winter but it kind of felt like summer today. This is a problem. The solution? Winter Sangria! I'm a fan of this pomegranate vanilla sangria. With it's underlying hints of cinnamon and vanilla it was just different enough from summer sangria but had a nice toasty wintery feeling. I used a bottle of Hazlitt Red Cat (Woo NY Wine!) and my special vanilla beans that Miss Boo brought me from Tonga.
Obviously I need to get a pretty pitcher so my beverages can look all nice and classy instead of looking like a super alcoholic vat of booze.
Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria
(adapted from how sweet it is)
1 orange, sliced
1 apple, chopped
1 pear, chopped
1 pomegranate
1 cinnamon sticks
2 vanilla beans
1 bottle red wine
1/2 cup brandy (I subbed Rum)
Club Soda, personal preference
1. Add orange slices, apples, pears, cinnamon stick and pomegranate seeds to the bottom of a big pitcher. 
2. Pour wine and brandy in. Scrape vanilla beans and add to the mix. Throw in the bean pods too! 
3. Stir it all up and chill for 1 hour. Add desired amount of club soda.
4. Serve with spoons so you can eat all the yummy fruit!

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