The hotter it gets outside the more creative I need to get with my liquid intake. I don't often have much more than water and coffee in the course of the day.
If I am feeling fancy I apt up the stakes with some sparking water. Fancy.
Occasionally wine and beer have entered the picture more often.
Today though I have a special treat. Sangria. Normally reserved for special restaurant orders, I got some for home to get me through the hot nights. The Sprite makes it somewhat sweet.
Hint: Add frozen berries. It keeps it cool longer and is oh so pretty!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 1 pint bottle rum
- 1 pint bottle Spanish brandy
- 1 bottle rose wine
- 2 liters Sprite
- Clear-colored large pitcher filled half-way with ice cubes
- Apple slices
- Lemon slices
- Lime slices
Measure 3/4 cup rum, 3/4 cup brandy, 2 cups wine, and 2 cups Sprite, and pour all into pitcher over ice and stir with a long wooden spoon.
Dice a few pieces of apple, remove a few grapes, both green and purple, from stems and cut in 1/2, and dice a few pieces each of lemon and lime.
Add diced fruit to pitcher and stir once more.
Pour Sangria into tulip glasses.
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