Here in South Florida, we really don’t have the four seasons, for the most part. BUT don’t assume that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate them!
It does get chilly in the winter, especially the past two years (ummm, there’s been mornings were it’s in the upper 30’s at 5am on the coast, that’s COLD for Florida!) but it seems that this year, our cold snaps just went up in smoke and in came the heat (89 degrees the past few days!)
So, with the rest of the nation welcoming spring with open arms (someone please tell the Midwest that Spring is here … snow flurries anyone?) … I give you:
Sangria … or also known as: another way to use up that red wine…
1 bottle of dry red wine
1 cup oj
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
slices of orange and lime, lemons.
Pour all into large glass or plastic pitcher and stir til sugar dissolves. Chill up to 24 hours.
Serve over ice in tumblers with garnishes of orange and lime slices Add retro swizzle sticks for fun.
*Please remember, even though this is fruity, it’s still alcohol based and do NOT drink and drive!