5:00 5/5

by Ilinap on May 5, 2010

My friend Gina of Bowl Licker fame gave me a nudge on Twitter yesterday to embrace the numerical auspiciousness of the day and post a 5:00 5/5. I’m not mathy so the significance of those numbers was lost on me. However, who am I to pass up a cocktail? It’s not beneath me to feign significance in the name of fire water. Since it’s Africa hot here, and it’s Cinqo de Mayo, I figure we’re due for a double dose of 5:00 bliss this week.

And if you’re looking for a nosh to fill your belly today, check out Gina’s Chicken Tinga. I can vouch for its tastiness!

Sure to ward off hot spells and heat rash, I present to you:

White Sangria (courtesy of Gina’s cookbook Taste This!)

1 bottle dry white wine

3 shots Calvados or other apple liqueur

1 liter sparkling soda water

3 Tbs sugar

1 sliced lime

1 sliced lemon

2 ripe peaches

2 sliced green apples

1 sliced red apple

1 pint raspberries (reserve 8)

halved red and green grapes

Mix wine, Calvados, sugar, and fruit. Refrigerate and let sit a few hours or overnight. To serve, spoon fruit into wine glasses, pour liquid over the top. Garnish with a fresh raspberry or two and add a splash of soda water before serving.

Salud!

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JenniferPerillo May 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM

@ginavon I love sangria, and eagerly awaiting the day you, me and @IlinaP get to toast with some. http://bit.ly/dCTkHV

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Gina von May 5, 2010 at 2:17 PM

I love how you can even make a recipe fun! “Sure to ward off hot spells and heat rash, I present to you with …”

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IlinaP May 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM

5:00 5/5 Auspicious or just Cinqo de Mayo? Yes, I realize it’s a bit after 5:00. I’m tardy. http://www.dirtandnoise.com/2010/05/05/500-55/

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