Citrus Sangria

The Mid-Week Mixer for today is another in Naomi Blackburn’s Collection of Sangria Recipes… for more fun food and drink recipes, visit Naomi at the Pub and Grub Forum…to get there, just Click Here

060213 005MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

As many of my followers know, The Pub and Grub Forum’s drink recipes make appearances on Bette Lee Crosby’s Words, Wit and Wisdom in a spotlight series called Midweek Mixers. This series consists of interesting recipes I find and “Naomi Blackburn Originals”. I have a whole lot of fun with this series because it allows my mixology creativity to really come out. June is Sangria month and I have been testing sangria recipes and developing some of my own. This one is a bit sweeter than most sangria recipes so it is great¬† for kicking back on the porch. The big thing…make sure it is well chilled and allow the fruit to really sit. Don’t be in a huge rush to serve this!

This drink calls for ORANGE BRANDY. I use:053013 026

I periodically use this in my Margaritas too.

So, here we go:


3 oranges, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 bottle Riesling
12 ounces lemon lime soda


1) In a pitcher add fruit and brandy. Muddle well. Add wine and allow to chill in refrigerator for no less than 8 hours.

2) When ready to serve, add lemon lime soda and stir gently.

3) Pour into prepared ice filled glasses. Spoon some fresh fruit into the glasses.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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