August 27, 2013

Tailgate Recipes: Autumn Sangria

I know it's not quite fall yet. But with NCAA ball season starting on Thursday, I just couldn't help googling some "autumn themed" recipes. It doesn't hurt to think ahead a little bit. This sangria recipe will be perfect when the weather gets a little cooler and the leaves start to turn.

2 - 3 fresh figs and/or 1 cup dried figs
2 - 3 fresh plums, pitted, and/or 1 cup dried plums (prunes)
2 - 3 fresh apricots, pitted, and/or 1 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup molasses
1 750 ml bottlelight red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Gamay
1 750 ml bottlesparkling apple cider or club soda, chilled
1 orange, peeled, if desired, and sliced

Directions: Halve, quarter, or slice fruit. In 3-quart glass container combine fruits and molasses; stir until well-combined. Slowly pour in red wine. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. To serve, add sparkling cider and orange. Stir gently with spoon. Fill glasses with ice and add in sangria. Makes 8 servings.

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