Heck! I jumped at the chance last night to stay home. Today is a Local Holiday, with everyone sleeping off the night. We were invited to party about 15 miles south of here, on the beach, with friends from Norway. As C and I were doing our last minute shopping to cover the holiday we got a text that our ride and guide wasn't coming due to a semi-catastrophe of being locked out of car and house with his wife and 3 children. After a grueling day of Spanish class, and the completion of my second trip to and from Alicante, we quickly decided the best plan would be to go out for a leisurely meal. I poured myself a glass of Sangria from our stock of 6 x 2L bottles purchased at Aldi's (you'll enjoy the consumer comment on this one!) on Day One, no more than took a sip and was ushered out the door. I hastily set my poured glass in the fridge for later.
A short walk away there are numerous restaurants on
Supermarket sangria is fine, but make it yourself sangria (or sangria at a local bar/restaurante) can
So, I asked: "whatzinthizzangrrreea?" (The waiter was British, so he understood me perfectly.) He wasn't sure but after asking at the bar, he came back with a list written on the back of his order pad. A list of ingredients that I only heard a few, and understood that I might not be able to walk home if we finished the pitcher! Things like peach liquor, brandy, Martini rossi, and of course, red wine and fruit juice. I didn't hear the vodka word mentioned, but it was probably there.
Need a pitcher picture?
I still have a glass of Sangria in the fridge... (breakfast, perhaps?)