I met my best girlfriend exactly 25 years ago. I remember the day precisely…. It was the fourth of July, and our picnic blankets were right next to each other on the downtown Mall of Washington DC. We were both there with friends to enjoy The Beach Boys’ annual concert and watch the fireworks display at dusk. As we tell the story, we were the only ones dancing among our friends.
We weren’t sophisticated eaters or drinkers back then… our coolers were filled with Popeyes Fried Chicken and Rolling Rock Beer.
On hot summer days, I now prefer Peach Sangria. It’s light and refreshing. And because it’s diluted with juice and soda, it makes for easy quaffing with minimal impairment (especially important when drinking in the sun).
Wishing you a refreshing and festive holiday weekend!
And to Michelle, Happy Anniversary!
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups apple juice
1 bottle dry white wine
3 tbs. curacao or other orange flavored liquor
2 cups soda water (opt.)
1. Combine fruit, sugar and apple juice in a pitcher. Stir to dissolve sugar and let sit for 1 hour.
2. Add wine and liqueur. Refrigerate.
3. Add soda water just before serving. Serve over ice.
Peach Sangria Photo Credit: Ellen Callaway.