Although fall has officially started, the weather can feel anything but that. Trust me… I’m not complaining. I want to cherish the last few remaining days of shorts and sandals before I need to bundle up. So to enjoy this weather, I decided to host a last minute summer fiesta. I posted a “How-To” on planning an outdoor dinner party, which you can check out here. However, I wanted to find some last minute deals, which I found this gorgeous, Mexican Tile Dinnerware from Home and Patio Decor (photo below). I love the yellow and teal mosaic pattern that is featured on the plates as well as the gorgeous Dinner Platter with the ridged detailing. Home and Patio decor also offers free shipping and handling, so it’s a no brainer. 🙂 Click the link below the picture to be directed to their site.
So now the dinner needs to be planned out and with any outdoor themed fiesta, you need to have an asado. However, my boyfriend is a Master Chef, so I decided to be the Master of Sangria and leave the cooking to him. If you are looking for a good Sangria Recipe, well I have just the one for you. Below is one that I have followed for years and you should try, if you are looking for something different, as well. Enjoy!
1/2 Liter of Red Wine (Merlot or Syrah)
1 cup of Dry Gin
1/2 cup of Maraschino Cherries
1 cup of Orange Slices
1 cup of diced Peaches and Apples
1/2 cup of Grenadine
2 cups of Club Soda
2 tbsp of Sugar
1 branch of Cinnamon (optional)
1 cup of Ice
Mix the Wine, the Gin, the Maraschino Cherries and the fruits (make sure to add the juice of the fruit as well) in a pitcher. Then add the Grenadine and the Club Soda. At this point, try the Sangria and determine how much sugar and/or cinnamon you want to add. Continue to mix the juice and add the ice. According to your taste, you can add more sugar or Grenadine to make it sweeter or add more club soda if it’s too sweet or strong.
Of NOTE: if you want to make this kid-friendly, replace the Gin with Gingerale and the Wine with Apple and Grape Juice.