Winemaker Bernard Cannac (right) of Heron Hill Winery — where the seasonal Blue Heron Cafe just re-opened — passed along to me this recipe for “Winemaker’s Summer Sangria.”
3 bottles of Eclipse Red
1 pear, diced
1 apple, diced
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 cup strawberries
2 cups sugar
Combine all except club soda. Whisk to dissolve sugar. Allow to rest and macerate fruit overnight. Pour over ice and top with soda (about 3-to-1 ratio). For a sweeter version, add a little more sugar or top with lemon-lime soda instead of club soda. You can use other types of fruit, too: kiwi, peaches, etc.
Heron Hill is located at 9301 County Route 76, Hammondsport, Steuben County. Phone: (800) 441-4241 extension 21.
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