So, for Marlowe’s birthday party we made A LOT of sangria. Like, a bucket full of the red. And about two pitchers of white. We drank a lot of it, and more of it, and had it the next day, and then the next. I mean, it was delicious. By the next day, well I don’t think we were tired of the sangria, just maybe had enough drinking. You know? Like I’ve said, I hate wasting food, it really bums me out to see something that would have been perfectly fine go to waste… and well, I can’t turn sangria into a new batch of soup, or pasta, or a rice dish or anything weird like that… okay, Alex says maybe you can, but I’m not a wizard…. so I put a stick in it and made a popsicle.
Sangria can sometimes be considered a summer time refresher, but since apple picking the week before and joining a seasonal vegetable share the week of the party, I had a blend of fall fruits piling up in my house. Fall fruits in sangria? Delicious. And if by some chance you’ve made one or two batches too many and you’re done and tired with the sangria, popsicles.
(Mostly) Fall Fruit Sangria Recipe
1 bottle red wine, chilled
5 oz flavored vodka*
1 cup orange juice
1 pomegranate, seeds
1 orange, halved &sliced
1 cup green grapes halved
1 apple, cored, diced
-Combine, refrigerate, for one hour before serving, top with sparkling waterA White Sangria, omit the orange and orange juice, add the juice of two more apples, &one pear cored &diced.