Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summertime, and the Drinking is Easy!

Easy, if you have good drink recipes, that is.

A Mexican vegetarian restaurant nearby had a sandwich board outside advertising their delicious white wine sangrias. This inspired me to make better use of our habitual leftover wine. Confession time: the hubby and I are cheap drunks and often get through only half a bottle of wine in an evening. So we will finish the remaining wine, one, sometimes even two days later.

This weekend I decided to jazz up the leftovers by turning them into summery white sangria. Here's what I did to make sangria for two:
- half a bottle of pinot gris
- half a lemon, half an orange
- 3 shots of rum
- 1 Tbsp agave (or honey, maple syrup, or that evil white stuff if you must)
- 1 cup of lemonade
- sprigs of sage and mint from the garden (at least the herbs are thriving in this cold, wet weather)

Chop the fruits and squeeze their juice into a glass pitcher, then throw them in. Add in rum, sweetener too and stir it up. Finally add in white wine and juice. Let stand in fridge for several hours.
Remove from fridge and add herbs (unless you like a more savoury drink in which case add them in at the beginning).
Serve with ice and enjoy responsibly!