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Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria

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Michael Chiarello prefers cooking fruit near the beginning of the grilling session, when the grate is cleanest. Here, grilled oranges, lemons and grapes add a wonderful, subtle smokiness to sangria. If you grill twice as much fruit as the recipe calls for, you'll be all ready to make a second batch.

KEY: Summer, Grilling/Barbecuing, Barbecue/Cookout, Spanish, Cocktails, Basic/Easy, Make Ahead, Staff Favorites, Vegetarian, Cocktail App, Classic, Cocktail app cocktails, Wine & Beer

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups stemmed seedless red grapes
  • 2 oranges, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch wheels
  • 2 lemons, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch wheels
  • Two 750-milliliter bottles rosé
  • 8 ounces simple syrup (see Note)
  • 8 ounces brandy
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  1. Light a hardwood charcoal fire. Put the grapes on a perforated grill sheet or in a grill basket and grill over high heat, tossing occasionally, until they just start to burst, about 6 minutes. Transfer the grapes to a plate to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, grill the orange and lemon wheels over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the wine with the simple syrup, brandy and grilled fruit and stir well. Refrigerate until the sangria is chilled and the flavors are blended, at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours. Serve the sangria over ice.

Notes

To make simple syrup, combine equal amounts of sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool completely. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a glass jar for up to 1 month.

Contributed By Photo © Christina Holmes Published June 2013

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