Tell-Me-A-Story Sangria

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Author Notes: Enjoy this with someone who shares your love of travel and while away the hours with refreshing sips and leisurely conversation about the fundamental differences between Ibiza and Capri…checker

Serves 4

  • 1 mango nectarine, or half of one mango
  • ¼ of a large ruby grapefruit
  • 1 cup pitted sweet cherries
  • 3-4 large fresh lemon verbena leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons shaved jaggery, or the same of evaporated cane juice
  • juice of half a lemon
  • juice of half a lime
  • ½ cup Triple Sec
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 1 bottle of good rosé
  • ice
  • small fresh lemon verbena leaves, for garnish
  1. Slice the nectarine into wedges and the grapefruit into triangles. In a large pitcher, combine this with the pitted cherries and the lemon verbena leaves.
  2. Shave many curls of jaggery over this (a little less than 2 teaspoons) and give the fruit a stir to coat.
  3. Add the lemon and lime juice and stir again.
  4. Add the Triple Sec, the seltzer and the wine, and stir until well blended.
  5. Allow this to sit in the fridge for a few hours, stirring occasionally and testing the taste, for good measure.
  6. Serve over ice, with several pieces of fruit in each glass and a lemon verbena leaf to garnish.

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about 4 years ago zoemetro uk

Oo my! I absolutely must try!


about 4 years ago checker

I hope you do! And please save me a glass - I mean - let me know what you think!


about 4 years ago wssmom

I can see me blathering on after one or two or three of these ... very nice!


about 4 years ago checker

Oh, the internet curse. How I wish we all lived within yards of each other so I could say - I will make many pitchers of sangria and supply the grill, you bring the food - and we could all end the night secretly worrying that we had made fools of ourselves when really we had truly endeared ourselves to our comrades. Glad to know this would be well received. Thank you!


about 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is fantastic!! The fruit you used are perfect with rose', nice!!!


about 4 years ago checker

I am beginning to realize that my visual artist instinct to develop a recipe by color might not always be a bad thing. When I was thinking about how to make sangria I knew I wanted it to look good, and the color combination I liked the most was also a fantastic flavor combination too. Thanks!


about 4 years ago Midge

This sounds so delicious and dangerous - sangria always sneaks up on me.


about 4 years ago checker

I know exactly what you mean. As I just told mrslarkin below, we were in a flushed and giggling fit by the time this pitcher was finished.


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Oh, this one would definitely make me very chatty.


about 4 years ago checker

We were sitting outside enjoying this and relaxing when my fiance starts giggling (no really, giggling) and says, "this stuff is stealth." Very, very chatty...