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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sundays in Summer

 Days of family dinners outside by the pool
or under the trees at the farm
or the Music Festival in Aspen
or Mendocino

Sangria being the drink of the summer,
homemade Sangria....

Emeril Lagasse


2 bottles chilled dry red wine, like Rioja
1 cup brandy
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup superfine granulated sugar
2 oranges, cut into thin rounds
2 Meyer lemons, cut into thin rounds
3 Key limes, cut into thin rounds
2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups cold club soda


In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice, and sugar
and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the orange, lemon, and lime slices,
 the apples and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.
(NOTE FROM MARSHA: This takes on a much more full-bodied flavor
after keeping in refrigerator overnight)
Remove from the refrigerator and add the soda.
Serve in glasses over ice
I put peaches in mine as a sweetener.

relaxing at Destin recently


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  1. That photograph with the pelican is AMAZING! Is it yours?

    Thaks for the wonderful reminder to pull out (or start making) the sangria! It is a great summer drink. I'll have to compare your recipe with mine. Always looking to improve!

    Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays".

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Hello Marsha!

    thank you so much for your sweet comments!! Everytime I see my daughters hair I try really hard to STOP cutting mine so it will be long again!!

    I love the Texas Longhorn picture!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!

  3. That Sangria looks fabulous, I'm going to have to try that recipe.

  4. Marsha, the pelican photo is awesome! I was at Destin last summer. It's a beautiful spot. The Texas Longhorn is also an awesome photo. Do you have a ranch? Thanks for sharing these summer shots.
    Have a good one! ~ Sarah

  5. Put me in that hammock right now, oh, I guess my husband would want it for himself since it is Father's Day. Exquisite photos. i have never heard of Destin, it is fabulous. Nice to meet you through Summer Sundays.

  6. Hi Marsha,
    I love your recipe and relaxed photos, except for those horns...yikes! Wonderful photos and new made memories...so sweet~

  7. Sangria is a wonderful summertime drink; thanks for the receipt. My nephew used to live in Destin; he's station at Ft. Hulbert and lives in another close-by city now.

  8. Hi Marsha...wow...what a great post! Love the long-horn photo, sangria, tracked green hills, and ethereal flowers...what a great tableau you set for the start of summer! XO Trish

  9. Heavenly pleasure post,my dear,dear Marsha!!!

    Welcome by me,darling...picnick in my little garden:-)*


    Love,sunny gugs

  10. Marsha

    It seems we are all enthralled with the Texas long horn -- I wonder was he invited to the sangria party with the pelican to pass the time away with the every popular and oh so beautiful sangria drink? Beautiful photo's and perfect table scape.

    Enjoy the beauty of the day.

  11. Sangria, how perfect for a summer afternoon! Think I'll stir up a batch right now. Cheers!

  12. So wish I had a glass of your Sangria and was sitting on that deck overlooking the ocean right now!

  13. Hi Marsha! I'm coming to see you through The Tablescaper's Summer party! Oh, the Sangria looks so lovely and cool. But my favorite photo is that pelican!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I would love to be visited by a pelican!

    beautiful series of photos

  15. Fantastic images! Love 2 the Longhorn. I heart Sangria and we visit SanDestin beach every summer as well!! This summer sundays was a great post. Stop by my blog in the morning, I finally got dressed for the party that was last week at the Shiny Pebble :) Have a great Monday!

  16. Love these Marsha.
    All are delightful!
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  17. Beautiful photographs - absolutely lovely colours! :-P

  18. Ohhh... that Sangria looks tempting! Beautiful images, love the pink flowers..Lise xx

  19. Sounds just perfect - wish I was there!! Leanne

  20. All of these perfectly capture Summer! Soft breezes, sprinklers, ocean breezes. What a beautiful post. xo Lidy

  21. Oh this sounds divine! Wish my weekend could be extended so I can enjoy some delicious sangria :)

  22. Sangria is totally on the menu for this weekend/ this summer.. it has been way too long ...



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