Thursday, April 5, 2012


I'm usually not in favor of the overdone American versions of non-American foods (or drinks), but I have to admit that I like the overdone Americanized sangria much more than the regular ole Spanish kind.

Actually the first time I ordered sangria in Spain, I was really disappointed. I watched the server mix red wine, lemon soda, and a small amount of liquor into a pitcher. She threw in a few lemon slices. It was not good and there was too much lemon soda in it.

I modified a recipe I found and it came out something like this:

1 bottle of red wine
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
1 lime sliced
1/4 sliced apple
sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
Splash of lemonade
2 Shots of triple sec
2 Shots of brandy
2 Cups ginger ale

I love having much more fruit than necessary and I think this recipe is a keeper.

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