Let’s back up before the lip-stick smudged glass, wine ring stains on my counter, and spent citrus segments all happened. This drink was born from my laziest habit: the last pours of wine in the bottle. I no longer finish a bottle in one night (hallelujah!), but often, I forget to properly seal my wine. So, instead of pouring this crimson gold down the sink, I make it a little fruity. This sangria-tization method is so super fast and simple that it will make you want to turn every glass of wine into sangria! Wait, should I patent ‘sangriatization?’
First –> ADD FRESH RASPBERRIES TO GLASS. MUDDLE.
Next –> ADD 1/2 SHOT OF ORANGE LIQUOR. ADD 4 OUNCES RED WINE.
LAST –> ADD CLUB SODA. ADD BIG-ASS ICE CUBE. GARNISH.
If I make a pitcher of sangria, I will surely drink the entire pitcher, ergo I’m in love with this single-serving, lazy gal sangria. My drink recipes usually serve two, but I have a hard time getting the men folk to drink sangria. I can’t figure out why. It’s fresh fruit + booze + wine. How is this considered unacceptable for men? Any how, more for us girls.
Go on, sangriatize the world! And yes, you can certainly use white wine, too. Can I suggest peaches with white wine? Oh, I think I feel another round of sangriatization coming on!
Yield: 1 drink
- 8 fresh raspberries
- 2 tablespoons orange liquor
- 4 ounces red wine
- club soda
- garnish: more raspberries and citrus segments
- In the bottom of a wine glass, add the raspberries. Muddle and smush them.
- Add the orange liquor and red wine. Stir.
- Top the glass with club soda and garnish.