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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You don't have to be a Beer Drinker to Celebrate St. Patty's Day!

Who needs Green beer??
(You will also need to have on hand one bottle of Sprite, 7UP or Gingerale to add to the sangria just before serving).

 Sangria Base:
1 Lemon cut into wedges
2 oranges cut into wedges
1 small bag of frozen apricots, peaches, or raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
2-3 shots of whiskey
1 bottle of (not cheap)  dry red wine
Squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and oranges into a pitcher. Toss in the wedges of lemon and orange (leaving out seeds if possible), along with the frozen fruit, sugar, and whiskey. Mix and chill overnight.
1 bottle dry red wine to the above.
And top off each person’s glass with a splash of Sprite, 7UP or Gingerale.

Please Share your Sangria Recipes!  It's a great summer time drink too~ And Believe it or not, Summer is just around the corner! In meantime, I will continue to fortigy myself witha a little irish added to my sangria.   
Happy St. Patricks Day!