Your Weekly Libation: Asombroso!
Amazingly, despite my love of drinks of questionable manliness, I had never tried sangria until last weekend at a lovely Tapas restaurant with my parents (and brother, which led to at least two “We’re going to a topless restaurant? Awesome!” jokes). I’m not sure quite how much this recipe matches up to the probably-more-authentic version I had while we picked at tapas dish after tapas dish, but it’s definitely awesome, for two reasons (in addition to the taste):
1) Drinks with mulled or whole fruits and berries in them allow you to eat something utterly infused with the taste of the drink once you’ve finished imbibing.
2) Defiantly eating summer berries makes it easier to ignore the increasingly gloomy weather. Nyah, Chicago Winter. I say again, nyah!
With those in mind, I give you Berry-Filled Sangria.
1 C. washed and hulled strawberries
1/2 C. washed blueberries
1/2 C. washed raspberries
Juice of lemon
1/4 bottle dry white wine
1/4 bottle dry champagne
1 bottle rose zinfandel
1/4 C. fruit-infused vodka
2 C. white cranberry juice
1 1/2 C. soda water
-Jim is apparently stuck on corn, by the way