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.