My general rule of thumb is that if something takes more than 30 minutes to make, it doesn’t get made (at least by me). Sangria, in general, is out because it requires a thing sitting in my refrigerator for hours or days, getting all flavory. Booo.
I can do it quicker.
This sangria recipe is allegedly from Country Living, I guess because people who live in the country don’t have time to make real sangria either, between all that sitting on the porch watching cars drive by and the long hours of acquiring items with chickens on them with which to decorate one’s kitchen. Life is busy like that, y’all.
This recipe calls for a bottle of wine, 3 cans of Fresca, and fruit. I had the cheapest-ass bottle of wine in the history of ever (like $2.57 or something, I’m not even kidding), Fresca… and some leftover frozen berries. So I threw ‘em all together and mixed it up.
I taste-tested it with several other people who realize that I am the Pintester and therefore know to sniff everything first and not take too big a gulp of anything. The general consensus was, “Not completely shitty, although it doesn’t really taste like sangria.”
So if you’re in the mood for a country-style, not-completely-shitty, sort-of sangria, you might be ok with this… er, my version of it anyway.