Daily Necessities of Life – and Coffee Helps Too
As much as I love to end each day with a glass of wine (or four), I also love to jazz it up a bit on occasion! Sometimes I experiment and make the recipes up myself, and sometimes I just outright steal them. Please note that I personally sell many of the wines featured on this page. This is one of the ways I am able to bring you this blog and keep my own cellar filled with vino! There, happy FTC? Big Brother Bastard!
This post has a sister page, Sangria and More – When Wine Just Isn’t Quite Enough that will grow as I add more recipes I think are worth sharing.
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In a large pitcher, mix the white wine with the fresh orange juice and Campari. Refrigerate until chilled , about 2 hours or overnight. Fill tall glasses with ice, pour the cocktail over the ice, add garnish if you’re feeling fancy and serve. Breakfast of Champions! Have a GRAPE Day!
In a pitcher, combine peach schnapps, cognac, sugar, sliced oranges and sliced mangos. Chill for at least an hour.
Pour fruit mixture into a large punch bowl. Stir in white wine and ginger ale.
Combine first three ingredients in large pitcher. Float the slices/wedges and raspberries.
If you really want to be fancy, serve in a martini glass.
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
1 bottle sweet red wine (such as Double Date)
½ cup Blackberry Vodka (such as Pinnacle)
orange slices, lime slices, and/or fresh blackberries
Place 1 cup blackberries, water, and sugar in small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer about 10-15 minutes or until blackberries are very soft.
Strain liquid several times and discard fruit. Pour into pitcher. Add wine and vodka. Add orange slices, lime slices, and blackberries as desired. Cover and refrigerate at least a few hours but overnight is desired.
Serve over ice and garnish with additional fruit as desired.
TIPS: Adjust fruit, sugar, and wine as desired for personal taste. I used 1 orange (sliced), 1 lime (sliced), and about 1 cup of additional blackberries for the sangria before refrigerating.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitute extra orange or lime for the other.
I made this one up and named it for one of my all-time favorite Southern Characters because it’s make up of Red wine and Peaches! My Aunt Jeanie nicknamed me Scarlett (because like Scarlett, my Aunt and I are drama queens). Note: I prefer not to add the the ginger ale until it is served to preserve the fizz.
This sangria is best served in a mason (or similar) jar!
1 bottle dry red wine such as Tanglerose Back Yard Red, Bentgate or Oja!
3 cups peach schnapps
1 cup orange juice
2 fresh peaches (diced)
½ cup fresh mint leaves
Directions: Combine first four ingredients in large pitcher and chill for at least 2 hours but preferable 8 hours or more. To serve, pour one part of sangria mix in to mason jar and add three parts ginger ale. Add more mint leaves on top and a pretty colored straw to be fancy!