Sangria. It goes down oh so well, especially in the summer. Too well, often. Plus, it the kind of thing that you make by the pitcherful -- who makes one glass of sangria?! The possibilities are endless, really -- start out with a wine of your choice, toss in some fruit, maybe some brandy, curacao or liqueur of some sort, some sparkling water, adjust to taste. You really can't go dreadfully wrong. If you're looking for places to sip sangria in NYC, check out my latest on CBS New York. If you want to try something a little different, try this lovely looking Sangria Blanc recipe from Jaimie Boudreau.
1/2 bottle of white wine
2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz Martin Miller's Gin
2 slices lemon
2 slices lime
seasonal fruit (berries would be great this time of year)
Build in a pitcher full of ice adding liqueur last. Stir, top with ice and more wine if necessary. Serve in an ice filled goblet or Collins glass with fruit.