Diner goes Tropical

Thought I would pull the Diner out of these bloody winter doldrums with a new theme.
Saw this theme and immediately liked it.
Scroll down and watch the sunrise and fall.
Very nice indeed.

I thought a cool summertime drink recipe would be nice.
Here’s my own version of Sangria that I haven’t made in well over 25 years.
Lord knows why I’m thinking about it today.
Must be the weather.

Dad’s Sangria Punch

you will need:

1 – 750ML bottle of decent red wine
1/2 cup of Gosling’s Black Seal rum
1 – lemon, orange & lime, sliced
1 pint of strawberries or fresh raspberries
1 – Granny Smith apple, cored, sliced and studded with 10 whole cloves
1 – small bottle of lemon lime soda (Mountain Dew is awesome)

Here’s what you do:

  1. In a large jar or pitcher combine wine and rum with sliced lemon, orange, lime, and strawberry.
    Push cloves into apples slices and add to mixture.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight (overnight is always better).
  2. Before serving, remove cloves from apple slices and garnish drinks by spooning some marinated fruit into glass.
    Add ice and pour in the sangria.
  3. Listen to Chris Rea sing ‘On the Beach’ while sipping and relaxing.


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2 Responses to “Diner goes Tropical”

  • lolly:

    Hey, I had to come by to get the cole slaw recipe, which turned out to be the best part of the meal tonight!

    Your theme here is fitting right in with our 88 degrees today. i was sweating in the kitchen, so we turned on the a/c for the first time this year, tonight. I’m not a lover of wine, but your Sangria recipe sounds like something I’d definitely give a try. Under the right conditions. I’ll keep it in mind, in case I need something that fancy.

    Take it easy!

  • Mark:

    Bundy rum would make it smother.

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