In my 6:00 am post I mentioned one of the busiest parts of my week was planning John’s 50th Birthday party. I felt pretty good about finishing the shopping and cleaning by the night before but that meant all the cooking had to happen the morning of the party which is why I was standing in the kitchen mixing a double batch of Sangria before finishing my first cup of coffee…
We had perfect weather for an afternoon celebration complete with flowers, candles, family, friends, plenty of good food and our favorite summertime party drinks. 🙂
I’m not sure if the cookbook is still in print but if you can find a copy of the Alice Bay Cookbook by Julie Wilkinson Rousseau it’s full of wonderful recipes from Washington State’s Skagit Valley.
Alice Bay Sangria
1/2 gallon Spanish red wine
(I use Charles Shaw since it’s a great price and mixes well with the sugar and fruit)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brandy
3 large oranges
2 large lemons
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 cup club soda
Pour wine into punch bowl. Add sugar and brandy. Squeeze juice from 2 oranges and 1 lemon into bowl. Add fruit. Chill about 1 hour. Remove fruit and slice remaining orange and lemon thinly and add to punch. Stir in Triple Sec and club soda and serve.
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