Georgie’s Summer Sangria

Spice up your Summer with this delicious Merlot, Cointreau Sangria.

DESCRIPTION

I bet you never thought of adding salad greens to your cocktail? Don’t worry, we’re not being health-freaks! Rocket is the star ingredient in this delicious red sangria giving it a delicate bitterness and crisp aroma. Georgie’s rich dry style merlot is perfect for this Sangria as the wine’s blackberry and plum flavours come alive along with fresh cut summer fruits!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (750 mL) bottles Georgie Orbach 2017 Merlot Riverina
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau 
  • 450g strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups fresh Rocket

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Stir together merlot, sugar and cointreau in a large jug until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the rocket, and use a wooden spoon, or rolling pin to mull (crush) the rocket so that the flavour is released.
  • Add strawberries, lime, lemon and orange to the wine mixture, and lightly mull the fruit to release juices.
  • Cover and refrigerate for anywhere from 1-12 hours (any longer and the rocket becomes bitter).
  • Strain and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberry halves, orange slices and rocket.
Adapted from: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/the-best-sangria/