Monday, May 05, 2008

A couple of things....

Pitcher of Sangria is "aging" in the fridge. Grand Marnier (a cup or so), a bottle of Poizin Zinfandel (which despite the name and skull/crossbones is delicious), 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup blackberries, 8 strawberries (quartered), 2 kiwis sliced and quartered, some apricot halves quartered, 6 tables spoons water and 6 tablespoons raw cane sugar. Boil water and sugar over medium heat until sugar dissolves (er, I went a little longer and it kinda came out like melted hard candy). Combine fruit in a bowl. Put sugar-water, Grand Marnier, Wine, and some apricot juice in a pitcher. Stir. Add fruit, stir more. I sampled some on the way...and a little at the end. I can feel it. I'm a light weight though. I could get used to the Grand Marnier...I'm supposed to let the whole thing sit in the fridge for up to 12 hours, then add 1.5 cups sparkling water. Serve immediately with 1/3 cup fruit in each glass,ice, then pour the liquid over it. It's going to be a good day tomorrow. :-)

There is another thing, hence "A couple of things" but the other I'm having trouble with so not going there right now. It has something to do with Cozumel, Mexico and a travel / diving partner.


  1. This sounds delicious! I could definitely see sitting on the deck at the end of the day, watching a sunset the same color as this tasty drink! If you can work through the lightweight part, it could be a great Tuesday capper

  2. Like your blog. How did you get the background? Lovely....

  3. FADKOG,
    I'm really looking forward to it, a fruit full, sweet, cold drink. :-)

    I really had to fiddle with the actual html code. It is a fixed background. You should be able to find some samples, or in your browser you can can click the arrow next to page, and select view source. That pulls up the code. Honestly I don't remember exactly where it was, but basically sets the dimensions and behavior of the picture. You can use any picture you think you might like. You can usually choose to have it scroll or not scroll with other things on the pages. I chose to have it fixed. I like the effect! :-) In Firefox you can click view and page source for the same thing.


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