And just yesterday, on the way to Prospect Park for a run we caught a very Brooklyn moment. A car was traveling just a wee bit too slow for an impatient driver directly behind. The impatient driver began blaring their horn. The slow driver paid no mind, and proceeded to play very mellow reggae music as they continued driving at their own pace. There is something about that music that calms the nerves and made me crave a sangria again.
So we finally decided to give homemade a try. This version includes kiwi, watermelon, mango, orange slices and strawberry. I’d recommend the mango only if it’s ripe but not overripe, otherwise it can disintegrate. The end result was tasty but to get the needed sweetness and a little bit of bubbles we added an ounce of sprite to individual glasses.
1 cup watermelon, chopped small
6 strawberries quartered
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped small
1/3 mango chopped medium size
1 orange, sliced with peel on
1 regular size bottle of of sauvignon blanc (We used Rex Goliath)
Sprite or Ginger Ale to taste (to added sweetness and bubbles)
Chop up fruit and put in a pitcher. Pour in wine and chill for several hours or overnight if possible before serving. After pouring sangria, add an ounce or two of sprint or ginger ale to taste.