Recipes for Ginger Sangria, a refreshing twist with ginger ale and Classic Bruschetta. Two simple but fabulous recipes to please a crowd.
Servings: 4- 6 servings
1bottlered or white wine - I've followed this recipe each way and both are delicious
1canginger ale - (I used diet)
2shotsgin - (I used Tanqueray)
1/2cupberries: - strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries, fresh or frozen (I used Market Pantry frozen mixed berries)
1candiced pineapples with juice - (small can)
4small tomatoes - (roma or vine ripened, diced)
1/6cupfinely diced red onion
10large leavesbasil - (about half a bunch)
1/4cupred wine vinegar
1/4cupolive oil - plus more for bread
French or Italian bread - cut into thin diagonal slices
Pour the wine into a large pitcher.
Cut lemon, lime and orange into wedges. Squeeze the juice into the wine and toss in the fruit.
Stir in sugar, pineapple, gin and orange juice. Chill overnight.
Immediately before serving, stir in berries and ginger ale. Serve over ice and enjoy!
Finely chop basil leaves. A REALLY easy way to do this: pile the leaves, roll them into a little log and slice across it.
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir in tomato, basil, onion, and garlic. Let sit for a half hour if you can.
Lightly brush bread with olive oil. Grill or broil until golden.
Top immediately with tomato mixture and enjoy!
For the sangria:*Red: Go for anything that's not too sweet. Pinot Noir or Merlot work well. No need to break the bank. I picked a $4.99 blend from Trader Joe's. *White: Think crisp.Trader Joe's Three Buck Chuck Pinot Grigio was my pick. So affordable, yet was so delicious!I've followed this recipe each way and both are delicious!