Sangria RecipeWritten by Stephen Jones
Sangria is a very popular drink here in Spain. It has a light fruity taste and is great to drink during day, with a meal and at parties.
There are 2 types of Sangria, red and white. Red is most popular. Here is our recipe at Charley's Bar. Half fill a 1 litre jug with ice Add chopped or sliced fruit: Orange, Lemon, and Apple Add a tablespoon of sugar
Now for booze: Add 3 long dashes of Bacardi, Cointreau and Brandy Half or 3/4 fill jug with Red Wine Add a long dash of Orange Juice Top with either La Casera, Lemonade, Sprite or 7 up Give it a good stir and serve.
How to Successfully Host the Cocktail Party of the YearWritten by Candice Barrigher
If thought of planning and hosting a cocktail party frightens you, be assured that you are not alone. For many “would-be” entertainers, hassle and expense many associate with hosting cocktail parties, is enough to make them eighty-six whole idea. There are a few guidelines that can be followed that will make your event memorable, affordable, and most importantly, stress-free!
Perhaps, most important decision you will make in regards to your cocktail party is who to invite! The trick is to invite a wide array of guests. This means inviting guests in different age ranges, occupations and styles of life. This will induce many interesting conversations within your mix of guests.
After you have chosen an eclectic group, mail invitations to them 2-3 weeks before soirée. This would also be an excellent opportunity to cut costs by limiting number of cocktails offered. By including a space on R.S.V.P card for guests to fill in their favorite concoction, you can tally responses and choose 2, no more than 3 of most popular cocktails. Some Home Entertaining experts suggest that you assign a base spirit for guests to bring; that is not recommended by experts at Unique Entertaining. Your guests are to be treated like royalty and asking them to bring a spirit to a party you have invited them to would be in bad taste. You can also decrease costs by having a 3 drink maximum for each guest and determine amount of spirits needed based on that calculation. This will also assist you in monitoring alcohol intake of your guests. While planning beverages to be served, remember to stock up on water, coffee and tea for those guests who are in attendance for party and not cocktails.