In our last post, we wrote about the CQ’s swiss chard crostini — a perfect food solution for our recent holiday party, and mentioned her sangria. Well, just as every party needs some good snacks, it also needs some good drinks — and since we also served this at our party, we wanted to throw up some details here as well.
The short on this potent potable (for you Jeopardy fans out there) — this is a some heavy-duty Sangria. Delicious, addictive, and potentially head-ache inducing, and (and probably because) man does it go down easily.
4 bottles of Cabernet (when we ran out of our Cabs we started making it with Pinot and it was also delicious)
4 cups of Calvados
2 cups of Triple Sec
1 cup of Lemon juice (2-4)
2 cups of orange juice (2)
Grapes (that you freeze and later use as ice cubes)
Start by freezing the grapes. Juice the lemons and the oranges. Then slice the lemons, limes, and apples thinly. Combine fruit and liquid (minus the grapes). We added in the grapes once the first glasses were getting poured. We also poured some glasses over ice by request, but didn’t put ice in the pitcher for obvious reasons.
We, unfortunately don’t have any pictures of this. But if we do say so ourselves it was both beautiful-looking and delicious. The CQ changed our understanding of Sangria. Up until that dinner we had never had one that we loved and now we’ve had this. The general sentiment at the party was: “Wow, this is good” and then a few sips later: “Wow this is potent.” Both are true. Give it a shot, and see what you remember the next day.