Tomorrow we begin learning how to create sugar candies and then we'll move on to ice cream. I'm hoping to have some new recipes to post soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a non-pastry recipe since it was such a big hit with my friends.
There is something about summer nights that makes me want to sip sangria by the gallon, and last night was certainly no exception. The weather was perfect — clear skies, warm temps minus the gross mugginess that is so typical of Chicago in July. My friends and I decided to gather together on the rooftop of my building to savor the summer air, and enjoy a little sake sangria. This was the first time I had ever made sangria sans vin, and it was AMAZING.
|You've been warned: this potent cocktail is |
cleverly disguised as a subdued, fruity drink.
- 4 cups sake
- 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 - 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
- 2 cups chopped fresh fruit, such as strawberries, cantaloupe, kiwi or watermelon
- soda water
To serve, fill large wineglasses with ice, add enough of the mixture to fill about 3/4 full, splash with soda water and serve with fruit.