It was a phase when M was enthusiastic about learning how to make cocktails. He even bought a book called 'Shaken, classic cocktails-shaken not stirred'! And one fine day, M, along with a friend of ours, decided to make us girls some good homemade cocktails. After a long discussion and everyone suggesting their favourites, they chose to make Sangria (two reasons, we had just had some at a Mexican restaurant and we loved it and it was the simplest in the book!) Anyways, they got out their cocktail kit, shook and stirred and made some really potent Sangria and served it to us with a string of brags and boasts. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the cocktail that is ;-)
Here's the recipe as it appears in the book -
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 bottle red wine, chilled
Shake the orange and lemon juice with the sugar and transfer to a large bowl or jug.
When the sugar has dissolved, add a few ice cubes, sliced fruit and wine.
Marinate for 1 hour if possible, and then add lemonade to taste and more ice.
I'm sending this to Ria's Let's Celebrate Event.