Midnight Sangria
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As we turn the corner into fall (my favorite, favorite time of year), I feel inclined to revive our Black Sangria recipe from last year, only…I wanted to go darker with it. Adding in a little (or a lot of) black vodka will do that quite nicely. Besides, I like my alcohol with a side of alcohol. And a little fruit.

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For a pitcher, you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle cabernet
  • 1 cup black vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Crème de Cassis (black current liqueur)
  • A mixture of dark fruits (whatever is in season and fresh!), I used blueberries, black grapes (sliced in half), blackberries, black plums, and sliced figs. The more the merrier!
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Mix all the alcohol in your pitcher, then fill with as much fruit as possible. Let it sit in your fridge for several hours; the longer it sits, the more boozy and black the fruit becomes. To serve, fill a glass with ice (I prefer one large cube or ball), pour liquid to fill 3/4 of the glass, then spoon in some fruit over the top. Pairs well with a black chicken.

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