With the weather getting warmer and Daylight Savings Time upon us, it's time to start thinking about drinking alcohol. We have a "secret" family recipe for the absolute best sangria you've ever had. I'm sharing it with you, my readers.
1920 Madrid Sangria (The original variation was picked up by my grandfather, a Naval officer, while he was in Spain):
2 bottles of dry red wine (Don't be cheap - spend $10 a bottle, minimum)
1 cup of sugar
1 jigger of Brandy
1 jigger of Orange Liquer
1 orange sliced thinly
1 lemon sliced thinly
Dash of cinnamon
Chill several hours
At last minute add a bottle of chilled Champagne and Ice (Again, don't be a cheap bastard. At a minimum, use WhiteStar).
Anyone who drinks a sip of this nectar will ask for more, and demand the recipe. Don't forget to give me credit.