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Posts Tagged ‘Merlot’

Sangria Or Wine With Fruit And Juice

Posted by terrepruitt on July 8, 2019

A few months ago I unearthed a glass pitcher and it made me want Sangria.  I don’t know how to make Sangria, I believe it is more than just wine with fruit in it.  I did a little research and just got overwhelmed with all the recipes so I let it go and I used the pitcher for flowers.  The flowers died, but the pitcher remained.  I used it to water the plants.  I would often look at the pitcher and then look for a recipe.  There are so many recipes out there.  I didn’t know which one to use.

I finally decided to cobble one together.  I found one that said to cut up the apple and orange put it and some brown sugar in a pitcher and muddle it.  Well I was using a spoon and that was not working so I decided to use something else and my last thought before the pitcher broke was, “I better be careful so I don’t break the pitcher.”  Well, at least that pitcher won’t be taunting me anymore.

I had to throw out that fruit and start over.  This time I didn’t bother muddling.


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1 apple
1 orange
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup peach juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 bottle of red wine
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Cut the apple into chunks.  Peel the orange, then cut it up.  Put the fruit in a bowl then add the liquid.  Stir.  Then add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved.  Once every thing is mixed put it in a pitcher.  Serve over ice.


I used a bowl because I was afraid I would break the pitcher.  (That was the THIRD thing I had broken that day.)  I prefer to put ice in each glass so that the ice doesn’t melt into the pitcher.  But you do what works best for you.  I am rather happy with this combination.

As with some things I make I end up adjusting as I continue to make the recipe and that very well might happen with this.

As I was at the store buying the ingredients, I quickly looked up what red wine to use for Sangria and what came up was Pinot Noir or Merlot.  I decided to go with the Merlot.  Then when I got home and did a search I got a different result, but I had already purchased the Merlot so I used it.

I made white Sangria for the Fourth of July.

Do you like Sangria?  Do you make it?  What is your recipe?

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Calories in Alcohol

Posted by terrepruitt on December 26, 2009

Tis the season I am sure you know that different alcoholic beverages have different nutiritional value. I am not going to post about the negative issues on alcohol, we all know that it is not the best thing that we can be including in our diet. There are choices that can be made when you know a few things. I just wanted to remind you of a few things. According to Fitday.com

White table wine (3.5 oz) has 85 calories, 2.7 carbs, and no fat

Reisling (3.5 oz) has 80 calories, 3.7 carbs, and no fat

Gewurztraminer (3.5 oz) has 81 calories, 2.6 carbs, and no fat

Red table wine (3.5 oz) has 87.5 calories, 2.7 carbs, and no fat

Merlot (3.5 oz) has 83.3 calories, 2.5 carbs, and no fat

Zinfandel (3.5 oz) has 88.3 calories, 2.8 carbs, and no fat

Burgundy (3.5 oz) has 86.3 calories, 3.7 carbs, and no fat

Eggnog made with whole milk (8 oz) 306.2 calories, 30.7 grams of carbs, and 17 grams of fat. This is not including the alcohol.

An ounce/shot of brandy has 64.2 calories, 0 carbs, and no fat

Online is telling me that 3.4 oz of champagne has 76 calories, 2 carbs, and no fat

I am not sure what type of champagne that is and I know that I typically drink sparkling wine not champagne. I am just sharing sharing some facts since this is the time of year where many people that don’t usually drink might have a drink or two. One way to assist yourself in avoiding alcohol altogether is to volunteer to be the designated driver. That is an additional incentive to not indulge.

Whatever you do, enjoy, but remember moderation is the key. And be responsible.

I don’t have a special “Holiday Drink” but I always hear about people have special drinks they indulge in over the Holiday season. I would love to hear about your special drink. Leave a comment sharing it with us all.

Happy Holidays!

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