Fourth of July

Tell-Me-A-Story Sangria

July 13, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • mrslarkin
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Recipe by: checker

Someone once said, "the wise man knows that he knows nothing at all." Therefore if I spend my days seeking knowledge than I am simply trying to be a better fool. Hopefully I will eat well along the way.

8 Reviews

zoemetro U. July 31, 2011
Oo my! I absolutely must try!
checker July 31, 2011
I hope you do! And please save me a glass - I mean - let me know what you think!
wssmom July 14, 2011
I can see me blathering on after one or two or three of these ... very nice!
checker July 14, 2011
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!
Midge July 14, 2011
This sounds so delicious and dangerous - sangria always sneaks up on me.
checker July 14, 2011
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.
mrslarkin July 13, 2011
Oh, this one would definitely make me very chatty.
checker July 14, 2011
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...