simply homemade: labor day libations

6 Sep

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What a simply lovely weekend!

I hopped up to Marin for the long weekend to visit some family and had a nice relaxing time full of food, fun and family.

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Scenic Sausalito

One highlight was the red wine sangria that my dad whipped up Saturday night after a day of rocking out to The Romantics at the Sausalito Art Festival.

Deliciously simple and easy to make on the fly, I suggest you give this a test drive for your next shindig.

In the mix:

1 bottle of red wine

2 c. Ginger Ale (we used classic, maybe next time ‘diet’ to being down the cal count…)

2 shots brandy/cognac

2 tbls. sugar, liquefied with a little water

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon sliced

Place the fruit slices in a large pitcher and pour the wine over and add the shots and liquified sugar. Stir. Allow to soak for as long as you have then add the ginger ale and stir again. Garnish with an orange slice and serve chilled.

This is the perfect complement to a mexican feast, whip up some guac and enjoy!

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