Monday, October 11, 2010


I know this is a blog written by a mom. So if I offend anyone by posting an alcoholic beverage as my blog of the day...I'm sorry. Like most of you fellow-parents out there, I like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage every now and then! It can't always be about the kids, right?

Here is how I made the sangria from the other night. I added a decent amount of ginger ale for sweetness and some fizz. A lovely adult beverage on a scorching hot autumn day in L.A.. It came out pretty good I think.

  • 1 bottle of good or at least drinkable red wine
  • 1 lemon cut, washed and halved and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 orange, washed and halved and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 large apple; washed, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 3 cups ginger ale (if you prefer it sweeter like me) or club soda 
Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (no seeds), add sugar and brandy. Stir well.

Refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.

Add ginger ale/club soda and stir just before serving.

Serve over ice.