Fig Sangria


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Fig Sangria

A few days ago I opened a new bottle of wine… and then I closed it.

It really wasn’t very good. I mean at least not good enough to like drink by itself. So I stuck it in the fridge and thought to myself “I’ll deal with you tomorrow”.

Tomorrow came, and I thought, “Why don’t I make Sangria?”.

I had apples, I had lemons, and limes, and oranges. The problem was that I wanted to used the apples in a dessert, and I had absolutely no intention of running to the supermarket. After all they had just delivered the groceries to my door a few hours before.

And then I saw the figs. I thought “Figs and wine go well together…”

So I made myself a glass of fig Sangria and it was oh so good. Like why didn’t I think of this before good. See necessity really is the mother of all invention. And in this case it was also a perfect accompaniment for my “Scandal” marathon.

Here I come Olivia Pope (glass in hand).

Fig Sangria

3/4 cup of red wine, chilled
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp Port
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 small ripe fig

Chop fig into 1/2 inch pieces. Place them in a wine glass, add other ingredients in glass. Mix and Enjoy (or chill mixed ingredients for half an hour and then enjoy).

Serves: 1 – Total Prep Time: 1-2 minutes

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