Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thirsty Jueves! Strawberry Peach White Sangria

Spain is known for sangria - red wine mixed with liquor and full of fruit, often served in a brightly painted ceramic pitcher. Flamenco, bullfights, sangria - it's the trifecta of what first comes to mind for many people when they think of Spain. But I have a confession...

On a hot summer day, I prefer tinto de verano. To me it's lighter and more refreshing than traditional sangria. And let's be honest, you feel like less of a tourist when you realize that you're drinking what the locals are. It's also simpler and easier to make at home, for those lazy afternoons on the patio.

Don't get me wrong, sangria is delicious. But when I take the time to make it, I prefer this version:

Strawberry Peach White Sangria

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May - not just for feria!

I'm not going to lie...the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of polka dots, rebujitos, dancing, long afternoons, and late nights under the lights at the feria grounds. Starting with El Puerto, followed directly by Rota then Jerez, the first part of each week has been spent recovering from the previous feria and the last has been spent doing it all over again. This Americana has loved every minute of it (and there are still more ferias to come, but for now my dresses and dancing feet are happily taking a break) but it has certainly made for a lapse in blogging.

And May hasn't just been filled with feria, it's been a busy month in general. Especially for Graham...