Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer, summer, summer (sangria!)

Glory be, summer heat has finally come to Chicago (after a peculiar season of bizarrely cool temps). Why? Because Lollapalooza is in Grant Park. Can't have that rock festival without breaking a few heat records. I'm on house arrest for work this weekend, reorganizing the tea cabinet and trying different tea cocktails with ice, ice, baby.

Here's a fave, courtesy the Mighty Leaf blog. They make a kinda cool line of teas called the Sangria Tea Collection. This is a perfectly plucky way to employ one of them:

White Tea Sangria
1 bottle of dry white wine
3/4 cup Peach Schnapps
18 oz. brewed Mighty Leaf White Orchard Tea (2 pouches)
1/4 cup sugar
4 peaches, cubed
1/2 honeydew, cubed

Stir first 4 ingredients in large pitcher until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and honeydew. Chill for a couple of hours. Serve in wine glasses and spoon fruit over sangria in each glass. Makes 6-7 glasses.

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