Ok, so you opened that bottle of wine, only to realize you hate it. This is what happened to me the other night. I love wine, but if it doesn’t taste good, why bother? I was cutting up a whole bunch of fruit this afternoon for fruit salad, and thought “hmm, why don’t I try to make that bottle of crappy wine into sangria?”. Here’s what I did:
3/4 bottle of wine – mine was red, but you can use whatever you’d like
juice of one lime
1/4 C. sugar
various fruits, chopped. What ended up in in mine were mango, pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe
Pour the wine into a pitcher, preferably one with a lid. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir til sugar is dissolved. Add in approximately two cups of the fruit.
Put the lid on and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Serve over ice.
Mine turned out delicious.
Note: I got this idea from a recipe from Lynn Rosetto-Casper of the splendid table http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/ – who, by the way, rocks.
A perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, in my opinion! If you try it, let me know how yours is!