Let me first tell you a funny story when I was making this Sangria. I poured all the wine into the pitcher and then the fruit that I had juiced. After pouring the club soda into the juiced fruit and wine, the drink exploded. Literally exploded. It started foaming up and I had to quickly take the pitcher of Sangria to my sink to wait for all the fizziness to stop. Ben was laughing pretty hard, not at me, but at the Sangria. I had to quickly clean up the sangria mess on the floor, before we had some dogs licking it up. It’s kind of hard to believe how fast the Sangria fizzes. Note to future Sangria recipes: make the drink in a sink to avoid future messes. Hence the name of the title. 😉
After the Sangria had started to finally settle, there was over 3/4 of the Sangria left in the pitcher after the fizzies were gone. I chose to juice some apples and oranges and then I used plums and pineapple. Williams-Sonoma asked me to come up with a Sangria recipe that included juiced fruits to make it healthier. I accepted the challenge, since I love Williams-Sonoma, Sangria, and I had a juicer to use. They have a wonderful line of juicers to check out! We have a Breville juicer and once those apples start to ripe on the trees, I plan on making my own apple cider. Sangrias get better in the fridge as they sit. I’m not a big wine fan, but Sangrias have changed my mind.
Fruity Exploding Sangria
- 1 bottle of PInot Grigio
- 1 cup of juiced apple (about 6 or 8 apples)
- 3 oranges juiced
- 1 pineapple, juiced
- 2 plums
- 1 bottle of club soda
- In a pitcher large enough, pour the wine and club soda in.
- Using your juicer, juice the apples, oranges, and pineapple. Pour the juiced fruits into the wine and club soda.
- Dice 1 apple, slice 1 orange, and 1 plum to add to the mix.
- Chill for 2 hours and enjoy. Serve with ice.