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.