Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

December 2nd – Sangria- All that is Good in the World in One Pitcher

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona cotton color of the day is Sangria.

I do not drink a lot of red wine because the tannins in red wine tend to give me a headache, so I only drink a few sips with dinner if we have opened a bottle. I do however like Sangria and can tolerate it a little better because of all the other added ingredients. I like to cook and try new recipes and my go to site is givemesomeoven.com. She has a Sangria recipe that is the best.


2 bottles Spanish red wine (Rioja wine is most popular)

1/2 cup brandy

2 oranges, one juiced and one diced

1 green apple, diced

1 lemon, diced

1 cinnamon stick

optional sweetener: simple syrup* or maple syrup

optional bubbles: lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or sparkling water


  1. Add the wine, brandy, orange juice, diced orange, diced apple, diced lemon and cinnamon stick to a large pitcher.  Stir to combine.  Taste and add in a few tablespoons of sweetener, if desired.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  3. Serve the sangria over ice, topping off each glass with a splash of bubbly soda (or sparkling water) if desired.


Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, just combine equal parts sugar (or honey) with water.  Give the mixture a stir and heat until the sugar (or honey) has dissolved.  Then use immediately, or cover and refrigerate in a sealed container until ready to use.

Today’s color Sangria is a bright fuchsia red. It plays well with Emerald, Mint, Cypress, Punch, Primrose, and Daffodil. Let us know if we can kit this quilt for you.

Shooting Stars by Robert Kaufman Designers

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