Sun, smiles, summer-time, and SANGRIA
The weather has taken a turn for the light and cheery here in Bay Area. Not so many days ago I had to wear my water wings and floaties just to get to work. Just as thoughs about trading my dirt bike in for a jet ski crossed my mind, the torrential-down-pour-clouds parted and the joyful rays of sun came beaming down, warming my soul and harboring a need for a refreshing glass of sangria.
Because of my ‘issues’ (ADD, ADHD, OCD, all the ones that make me the overwhelming person I am) one glass wasn’t going to cut it, but a 3-gallon jug of sangria, my wonderful friends and some food, now that sounded like more like it.
Apple-Strawberry Sangria (Printable recipe here)
Shrimp with Roasted Avocado-Jalapeno Dip
Chip and Salas
Chipotle Orange Chicken
Roasted Garlic and Herb Potatoes
Garlic Bread with Smoked Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Welcome to Summer Spring Sangria
4 Bottles White Wine (I use the 2 Buck Chuck Sav. Blanc)
4 Granny Smith Apples
1-2 Baskets Strawberries
1 ½ Cup Strawberry Vodka
1 ½ Cup Lemon Vodka
3 Liters flavored Mineral Water (I used orange and berry)
1 ½ Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
Slice the apples, oranges and strawberries. Add them to the serving vessel of your choice, make sure it’s big.
Combine the water and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl that is large. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved. Allow this mixture to cool.
Add the wine and vodka to the fruit. When the sugar water has cooled add that to the fruit and booze, give a quick swirl so everything is combined.
Let this sit anywhere from 1 hour to half a day.
When you are ready to sever add the mineral water, give one last swirl to the mix and share with friends.