November 28, 2011

100th post!

Yee haw!!! 100 blog posts! *happy dance*

Last night, we went to a birthday shindig for Zach's brother. It was out of this world! Entertainment by William Rader, The Memepunks and 7 Deadly Sins made for a one-of-a-kind awesome party, along with the potluck and costumes! Hotdish+cosplay=good time.

For my contribution, I made a batch of sangria. Really not traditional sangria, but crunk punch sounds tackier and less like something you'd want to put in your mouth. lol :)

1 BIG, clean container to dispense from (jar-type with spigot, punch bowl, pitcher, etc)
2-1.5 liter bottles of wine: red table wine and a nice white, like pinot grigio
1 750ml bottle of rum (use this to taste. you may not want the whole thing in there)
3-4 big navel oranges, washed and whole, sliced thinly
2-3 lemons, same way
2-3 limes, same way
2-3 ripe green apples (such as granny smith), washed, cored and sliced into bite sized chunks
2-3 ripe red apples, same way
1-2 cans pineapple-orange juice concentrate
1 jar of maraschino cherries (be sure the pits and stems are out before dumping it in)
1 big can of pineapple chunks/tidbits

Being sure your spigot is closed on the container, start putting your fruit in the container. It's a nice idea to roll the citrus around with a bit of pressure on your cutting board before slicing, so it'll release the juices better in the container. Once the fruit is all in (and the juices from canned/jarred products, too!), add your concentrate and your boozes. stir it all around and let it mingle for a while before serving. PRO TIP: This drink is mostly booze, so treat it as such! Either make a small glass straight up/on ice, or cut it with some 7up. Nobody wants to see your stomach contents after you've had 3 straight red cups of this! :D

Anyway, it was a phenomenal party! Keep it merry, y'all!


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