So not only am I the food junkie. I also make some mean drinks (and not the kid-friendly kind). Usually I try to follow recipes I have, but other times its just "lets throw this, this and that looks good" into a cup. Sometime a good idea, sometimes....not so much.
I have an amazing recipe for Sangria...yes I know what your thinking: "sangria=Spanish, and she's the 'Irish chef' ". Well here's a little background for you. Yes I am Irish (through daddy's side), I am also 1/4 Peruvian (Grandpa on mom's side) and there is a hint of Cherokee Indian tossed in for fun.
Now both sets of grandparents split up. Grandpa from mom remarried a Cuban woman, hence the sangria. (And a bunch of other yumm-o recipes; which are to come)
A quick side track: Now let me just clear something up real quick. Yes I am a food network junkie, but Rachel Ray is "ok", "sub standard" her little phrase Yumm-o" was stolen. Clarification: "Yumm-o" is from ICE AGE, and quote Sid, the sloth, "Oh yumm-o a dandelion!"
1 lg apple
1 gal red wine
1/2 L orange soda
1/2 L lemon lime soda
1/4 L coca-cola
1/3 cup sugar
dash of cinnamon
Dice the fruit and put in large punch bowl. Add 1/2 the wine (or to just cover the fruit) to marinate, leave for 1/2 - 1 hour. Pour the rest of the liquids, sugar and cinnamon.