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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Summertime Fun

Sizzling Summer Sangria
With this amazing Summer weather that has finally decided to grace us with it's presence this weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to enjoy this treat (and it was mine and Mr. B's wedding anniversary).
Picota cherries are in season at the moment (and on special offer in a lot of the supermarkets) so what other reason do we need to try this popular Spanish tipple?
It makes me think of past holidays, before the mini B's came along;
the slow walks along the beach back to our apartment, with that wonderful warm summer breeze whispering against your face .
Are you feeling it yet?
As long as I have those happy memories, I can smile,
One small word to the wise, as wonderful as this is, it's pretty potent stuff, so make sure you can chill out at home and don't make any plans for the rest of the day.

You will need :
1 box of Picota cherries, stoned
2 oranges, juiced and peel removed
4 peaches, cut into slices
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
3 star anise
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle of good quality red wine
100ml Cointreau
100ml brandy
lemonade, to taste
1. Put all the fruit, orange juice, sugar and spices into a large jug.
cover with cling film and place in the fridge.
Leave for 7-8 hours.
2. When ready to serve, remove from the fridge and add the full bottle of red wine, the Cointreau and the brandy.
Finally add the lemonade to suit your own taste.
Now grab yourself a large glass and be sure to get a bit of that lovely, tasty fruit to enjoy too.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and your day.


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