Sangria

Sangria is a great summer drink that you can share on the deck, beach, patio, etc… With friends. While there are many variations that can be found elsewhere on this site, in this recipe we are going to concentrate on the traditional red sangria. While the recipe is below, the great thing about sangria is that you can easily customize it to your liking. Just because my recipe says to do it this way does not mean you have to. If you like more oranges, add them! I highly suggest making a pitcher of this to share… Or not.

Ingredients:
1 Bottle of a dry red wine. Don’t spend a lot of money on this as it will be mixes
1 liter of club soda or sparkling water
The juice of 2-4 limes
The juice of 2-4 lemons
The juice of 2 oranges
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

Directions:
Squeeze all juices out of all the fruits and pour into a pitcher. Add wine and soda then mix in sugar. Slice up extra lime, lemon and orange wedges to float in the pitcher giving an extra flavor punch. Refrigerate till code and serve in a regular glass or wine glass with ice. Garnish with a lime and cherry and enjoy.

Dark n’ Stormy

Bermuda’s national drink, the dark n’ stormy is an easy cocktail with great flavor.

Cocktail ingredients:
1.5 ounces dark rum
Lime juice
Fill with ginger beer to taste

Directions:
Serve in a highball with a lime garnish.

In the south US Reed’s Jamaican Ginger Beer can usually be found in the organic section of most grocery stores.