Cheers! The Perfect Sangria

IMG_5816I was a little hesitant to make this recipe.  I hosted a wine and cheese party and NEEDED a good Sangria.  However, the number of recipes out there are endless.  This one caught my eye because it has a “secret” ingredient and so, of course, I was intrigued.  I took the risk, and was very please with the outcome.  This drink is AMAZING!  A little too good to be true.

The Secret: ARUGULA! (no joke)


  • 2 (750 mL) bottles dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 pound DOLE strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups DOLE fresh arugula
  • (optional) 1 can lemon-lime soda

To find the rest of the directions go to gimme some oven.

Don’t turn your nose…your might love it as much as I did.  Come on…just try it.



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