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