The Dabbler is back...
Summer is here...wait, I was going to use that as an excuse for not posting to The Dabbler, but on second thought...it is always summer here.
The truth is, it does stay green, lush and spectacularly beautiful in So-Flo every month of the year, but summer is summer, even in South Florida.
What that means for The Dabbler is simple. I am trolling around the aisles of Total Wine (a store I enjoy, but not without occasional irritations) for lighter libations that are meant to be served chilled.
My problem is that I do not care for many white wines. So, the other evening, we whipped up a pitcher of red Sangria, complete with delicious slices of fruit.
The base was an inexpensive Syrah purchased at Trader Joe's. Not costly, but the wine stands alone, very nicely.
My partner in dabbling did an excellent job of conjuring up this magical fruit-liquid-combo.
There is not a proven way to make a small amount of Sangria, and there is no proven way two dabblers can drink a large amount. We can not.
Enjoying the cool and flavorful wine drink, we (and when I say "we" I mean my dabbling partner) began searching for recipes for white wine Sangria.
A few years ago we had a recipe, but it has slipped into the giant abyss of lost recipes (don't sit there and act like you don't have one). That is unfortunate because it was easy and very, very delicious.
Now, all the recipes we find are complicated, with loads of ingredients. Way too much for a simple glass of chilled goodness.
The search continues, but if you have a favorite recipe, send it and we will give you full credit in The Dabbler.
Oh, one amusing thing about searching for recipes of an alcoholic nature. Some sites will immediately stop your entry, flash a huge message on the screen requesting proof that you are the legal drinking age.
Yeah, that system is just perfection.
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