I just started watching Grey’s Anatomy last night for the very first time…. EVER. I’m addicted to it. I wish I had started earlier!! I would love to watch it tonight on TGIT, but I’m way way way way way behind. I love ABC’s TGIT… Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder… Shonda Rhimes is my girl. She is a creative genius, sorry Kanye but Shonda takes the title for that. If you are the type of person who has TGIT viewing parties, then this Autumn Sangria is perfect. It is a great twist on your typical red wine. Cause you have to drink red wine on Thursdays, that’s what Olivia Pope drinks- duh. Red Wine and Popcorn, do you need anything else for an hour of Scandal and an hour of HTGAWM?? (So. Many. Acronyms.)
My go-to store for wine is Trader Joe’s. I love their selection, and you truly don’t have to spend more than $10 for a very good bottle. Saying $10 might even be over-estimating! I can find a bottle I like for $6-$8. In an attempt to switch things up and make a fun, fall drink I decided to make Sangria. Honestly, I didn’t know how much could go into a Sangria. I bucked up, opened a bottle of wine, and got started. I figured since there is obviously fruit involved, I would use fruit that is in season. I chopped some Apples and Pears. The Pomegranate comes in with the mixer. I just used Pomegranate Juice. If you want, you can chop up a Pomegranate and add in the seeds with the Apples and Pears. What really helped me develop this Sangria, was this picture titled “Anatomy of Sangria“
I used a Truvia Brown Sugar Baking Blend and Cinnamon for the rim. I garnished with slices of Pear. Let this Sangria sit for a few hours before you indulge. That way all the flavors have time to come together!