St. Patrick's Day Sangria
St. Patrick's Day is a great time to celebrate the wonderful world of the Irish! Irish whiskey is of course a standard treat on the Emerald Isle. Many Irish I know grew up with plum trees around, even making their own plum wine with the simple, bury-fruit-in-a-clay-pot method! Midori is a green liqueur for just the right color!
1 bottle (750ml) sparkling wine - Cava, or other substitute
1 bottle (2 liter) Ginger Ale
2 cups Irish whiskey
2 cups Midori
4 plums, cut into small pieces
1 cup sugar
1 can (12 oz) lemonade concentrate
Mix all ingredients together, and chill overnight if possible. The overnight soaking helps the plum flavor soak into the drink.
The next day, pour over ice in a pitcher and serve!
To turn this into a single-glass sangria recipe, a typical assumption is that one 750ml bottle of wine yields four large glasses of wine. Divide all ingredients shown by four. If you're making just one glass worth you probably don't want to wait for the overnight soaking. If the mixture doesn't soak, you just won't get as much of the fruit / berry flavors permeating the sangria.
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Note: I created these sangria recipes and have had them online for years. If you find similar sangria recipes elsewhere, it's because someone copied my idea. I do appreciate it when visitors write in to warn me about the plagiarism - but usually there's not much I can do about it! What's really funny is when they copy my design right down to my sangria pitcher. That's a bit much :)