Tipsy Friday is a meme that was started by the lovely Lila from Babbling About Books and Stuff. In this meme, we share stories and drink recipes. Now, I’m not a big drinker, so I won’t be participating in this meme every week. BUT, when I come across something good, or have a good story to share, I’ll post it. Kay?
So, last night my best friend, Robin and I went to our usual place for dinner…Pepe Rosso 24. It’s a relatively new pizza/Italian restaurant that has some AMAZING food. Anyway, when we go, I usually have a White Zinfandel (one of my favorite wines btw). HOWEVER, last night they had a special for home-made Sangria. They were selling it for $7.99 per glass OR $24.00 for a pitcher of wine. So, we got the pitcher (she drank most of it. I had to drive after all.).
Before I continue with the recipe, I want to tell you a little story. Robin and I talked about our guys and how much we love them and all that girly mushy stuff lol. We reminisced about our jerky ex-boyfriends, and realized how lucky we were to have such great guys. I am honestly so happy for her. Matt is such a great guy and really sweet. It’s obvious to me that he’s genuinely a nice guy (a rarity these days it seems). I have a feeling that I won’t have to worry about him hurting her any time soon :). He knows what will happen to him if he does ;).
Cheers to you both to a life filled of happiness together! I absolutely LOVE you both 🙂
Now, doesn’t this drink look yummy? (It was!)
Now for the recipe of a basic Sangria (taken from here)
- 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Shot brandy
- 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda
Addition ideas: sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of ginger ale, citrus soda.
I also have to mention just how AWESOME Robin really is. She got me to eat fruit! Yes, FRUIT! She got me to try a mango. Now, for those who don’t know me, I’m a VERY picky eater, and I RARELY (if ever) eat fruit or vegetables. I know, I know…shame on me. But, by some miracle, Robin got me to try mango!
There you have it folks! My very first Tipsy Friday post 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it.