Shake It Up: Sangria Style

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Lux Strawberry - Basil Dream

Ingredients:

1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 bottle Chardonnay
1 cup brandy
½ c. triple sec
8-10 basil leaves, finely diced
½ cup club soda

Directions:

Super simple! Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher except club soda. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add club soda. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Beautiful and delicious.


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Lux Cherry - Lime Sublime

Ingredients:

1 bottle inexpensive red wine, chilled
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and sliced in half
1 fresh peach, sliced
1 Meyer lemon, sliced
2 blood oranges, sliced
3 oz. brandy
1 cup pineapple juice

Directions:

Keep time frame in mind with this one. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Serve over ice.


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Lux Pineapple Mojito Sangria

Ingredients:

3 medium limes, thinly sliced
Small bunch peppermint, leaves stripped (about 30 peppermint leaves)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 small fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 to 2-inch chunks (about 2 cups diced)
750 ml bottle white wine (on the dryer side is best - I like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
1/2 cup white rum
3/4 cup pineapple juice
4 cups lemon lime soda
Additional peppermint leaves and pineapple wedges for garnish

Directions:

In a heavy pitcher, muddle together the lime slices, peppermint leaves, and sugar. If you don’t have a muddler handy, you can always do the trick with a wooden spoon. Add the pineapple, then pour the wine, rum and pineapple juice over the top. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours. (Keep time frame in mind with guests and preparation). Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add ice and a few chunks of the pineapple to your glass and pour sangria over. Garnish with additional mint leaves and pineapple wedge to make it a party!