Vacation, Sangria and the Tajirah Glass

When is the last time you went on vacation? I mean a real vacation where you felt a sense of freedom to behave in a way that you would normally not behave and do activities you would normally not do because you are always concerned about what others think of you. Being on vacation is the perfect time to enjoy your surroundings, be yourself and love who you are with.

Guess what? You don’t have to leave your house to take a vacation. This summer take a vacation in your own hometown, backyard or go to the beach and let loose as if you were far away on an island:

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Enjoy a summertime refreshment such as:20140701_190428

Sangria

2 oranges peeled and sliced

1 lemon peeled and sliced

1 lime peeled and sliced

1 pint of strawberries hulled and sliced

1/2 of pineapple cut into chunks

1 bottle of full bodied red wine

1 cup of apricot brandy

1/2 cup of triple sec

chilled  ginger ale

*grape juice

Add all fruit into a pitcher, pour in the brandy and triple sec  and muddle the fruit just a little to release some of the fruit essence. Pour bottle of wine over the fruit mixture and refrigerate over night.

 *For a non-alcoholic version, substitute grape juice for the wine and omit the brandy and triple sec.

The next day strain fruit and pour sangria in your favorite glass and top off with the chilled ginger ale.

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