Summer Hours and Sangría

You might notice a certain slackening in the the rate of  posts in the next couple of months to three or four times a week: well, it’s summer, and this pretty well justifies anything, I think, including funky sunglasses, silly hats and excessive drinking of sangría.

On a completely unrelated note, I see I have a politician now following this blog on Twitter, albeit an unelected one, and a Tory to boot. Nevermind that I would vote for a dead yellow dog before voting Conservative. . .

Sangría for Those Emergency Blues (makes about 2 L)

Get a big pitcher.

Slice up an orange, a lemon, and any other fruit you might have. Strawberries and peaches work well. Drop into the pitcher. Add

2 cups of orange juice

1 cup of Coitreau or Triple Sec

4 cups dry red wine (cheap but decent is okay)

a cup or two of ice

Stir it all together. Top up with lemon-lime pop, like Sprite or Seven-Up, and Bob’s your uncle. If you’re entertaining a horde, the basic rough proportions are 8 parts wine, 4 parts orange juice, 2 parts Cointreau and 2 parts Sprite.

I’ve been told you can be really frou-frou and use white wine, but I’ve never tried it.



  1. #1 by sassy on Tuesday 06 July 2010 - 1839

    I have tried it with white wine, and with sparkling wine / champagne. Both are good.

  2. #2 by Art Doctor on Tuesday 06 July 2010 - 2058

    If you say so~

    wooo!~ party!

    (skip the horde I say.. haha)!

  3. #3 by Kalanna on Wednesday 07 July 2010 - 1715

    we make it even quicker but a less frou-frou… skip the orange juice and sprite, and just add orange soda! lol

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