Mexican Fiesta Time, Pineapple Margaritas

Once a year we go on a group camping trip and all combined there are about 30 of us. This year we are doing 2 group pot lucks where each family provides one themed food item, one themed drink and one theme decoration. Our themes are; a Mexican Fiesta and a Greek night.

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On my hunt for the perfect themed drink I came across this recipe for Pineapple Margaritas on a blog I follow, rantingchef.com
Ingredients
2 cups lime juice, about 20 limes
2 cups white tequila
2 cups Triple Sec
2 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice
Fresh pineapple slices, for garnish

Directions
Combine the lime juice, tequila, Triple Sec, and pineapple juice. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2-way with ice and fill 2/3 full with the margarita mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses. Decorate with fresh pineapple slices and serve ice cold.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pineapple-margarita-recipe.html

The Many Faces Of Sangria, My Favourite And A Few Others.

What is Sangria?

Sangria is the Spanish name for a sugar-sweetened wine and fruit cocktail. Rumored to be first introduced to the US at the 1964 World’s Fair. Today, it’s the world’s most popular wine cocktail.

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As a lover of Sangria I have tried a lot of recipes and there are severa tasty ones out there. The first question I asked when I started to drink Sangria was “What Type of Wine Should You Use?” The good news is there is not a wrong answer here. If you want to stay true to the Spanish tradition then use Garnacha or some other kind of a medium bodies red wine. For White Sangria pick an aromatic wine such as Torrontés, Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Gris. I have found you don’t need an expensive wine to make a great Sangria. Continue reading