Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I forgot the Sangria!

Why didn't anybody remind me? Why didn't someone say something? Why are all of you still waiting so politely for the Sangria recipe I promised way back on September 17?

Had someone promised me a new cocktail recipe, then not handed it over, I'd be knocking on his or her door before you could say "Where's the bottle opener?"

I guess you guys are just a lot nicer and more patient than yours truly.

Since you've been so good, here we finally go ...

You'll need a 2-liter bottle of Sprite or other lemon-lime soda, one bottle of peach brandy (schnapps is OK) and a box of Franzia Fruity Red Sangria, along with at least one each fresh orange, lemon and lime (or two each if you're smart, because a smart person knows that one pitcher isn't going to be enough).

Stir together six cups wine, three cups soda and one cup peach brandy. Slice an orange, a lemon and a lime into rings. Using your strong crafters' hands, squish the juice into the pitcher and drop in the macerated fruit, too.

Even if you're not into the whole mixing and slicing thing, try the Franzia Fruity Red Sangria by itself. I've never, ever been a red wine girl, but this stuff is sweet and mild and yummy.

Plus, you can cut the Franzia Founding Family photo off of the box for a craft project ... just like I did for my Compendium challenge fragment charms card on October 17.

Oh yeah, if you comment below, please add a thanks to my parents who introduced My Guy and me to Sangria ... our local liquor purveyors are certainly thankful, and I know you will be, too.


  1. I gave my daughter a punch bowl and cups set that had been in the family for years. Now I don't do wine (major headache), so I will have to share this Sangria recipe with her! Wonderful parents you have to add a little more happy hours to your life with your Guy!

  2. Mmmmm, sounds so yummy! I love how you used part of the box on your card, awesome! Cheers!

  3. What a fabulous piece, love the colours and as for those rosettes - oh dear now I need more of Tim. (his die I mean of course).
    Thankyou for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment.
    luv Brenda xxx

  4. Well, now I'm thirsty. That sounds SO good. How did I not know that you used the Franzia family photo for your CCC piece?? That makes me smile. :-)

    HUGE thanks to your cool parents. They sound like my kind of people!