Red Sangria Recipe + New-found Celebrity Status?!

In case you were wondering, I am now a celebrity.  Well, maybe just a local celebrity.  Actually, nobody knows me at all.  But this is a start!

One of my recipes (Indian Spiced Hummus) was printed in this month’s edition of Bella magazine!  I was so excited when I got the email saying that my recipe would be included, I started jumping around at work.  A few people thought I was crazy, but I didn't care.

When the magazine came out, I grabbed 5 copies from the local bakery so I could show all my family and friends.  I think I should frame one of them.  Then when I’m actually famous for being the coolest blogger this side of the New River, I can say, “Here was my first published recipe.  I’m so cool.”

Thanks for reading!

As you may or may not know, wine is my favorite adult beverage.  And not surprisingly, I love sangria.  It's a fun way to infuse some extra flavor into your glass of wine or cocktail!

1 bottle of your favorite red wine
1/4 cup triple sec
1/3 cup brandy or rum
1 orange, cut in half and thinly sliced
1 large red apple, cored and cut into large chunks
1 liter club soda (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let sit for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. (I poured mine into 2 large mason jars so I could put an airtight lid on them.)

Serve in large wine glasses topped with ice and topped off with some club soda for an added fizz, if desired.