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The Perfect Red Sangria (re-imagined) by Julia Walck

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Sometimes I dream about the perfect red sangria (paired with parmesan truffle fries) from Eat Chow. Every once in a while I drive down to Newport Beach just to eat here and then drive back up to LA. Yeah, it's that good

Obviously I can't keep that up forever so I decided to re-create the perfect red sangria at home... and it's pretty darn close. 

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THE PERFECT RED SANGRIA (re-imagined)

Ingredients:

1 bottle red wine (we used Ménage a Trois Cabernet Sauvignon)

1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine (we used André Brut Champagne)

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup raspberries

1 1/2 oranges, plus more for garnish

3 (or so) fresh mint clusters to soak, and some to garnish

Instructions:

  • Cut the oranges into thin, circular slices. 
     
  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, (could even be a pasta pot), throw in all of the fruit and mint.
     
  • Pour in the red wine and pop it in the fridge to soak overnight (we let ours soak for 2!). 
     
  • Before serving, add the champagne and mix. Top it off with orange wedges and mint sprigs. 

Cheers! 

Gummy Bear Sangria?! by Julia Walck

Caught myself daydreaming about this gummy bear sangria right now. I made this a while ago, and have a hankering to do it again real soon!

This recipe is from My Name is Yeh and was too yummy not to share! Here's a recap below. 

Gummy Bear Sangria

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups gummy bears

1 1/2 cups vodka (or go crazy, I don't judge)

1 bottle white wine

1 cups apple juice

1/2 cup to 1 cup fizzy water

2 large apples, sliced

1 lime, sliced, plus more for garnish

Instructions:

Grab a jar and pour in the bears. Save a couple to make cute little skewers when serving. Cover the gummy bears in vodka, cover the container and soak ‘em at room temp. overnight. (Or at least 8 hours)

Pour your vodka into another jar, and separate the gummy bears. (I saved my gummy-bear-soaked vodka, and it turned to jello. Jello! Gummy bear flavored JELLO. I could literally turn the mason jar upside down and the vodka wouldn't even budge).

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add ice or chill before serving. Top it off with some lime slices and gummy bear skewers! 

PS: These lil' glasses that are pictured, I got the set of 8 at a garage sale for $5. And that "Cheers" pitcher? Goodwill for $5! Thrifting for the win.