Friday, July 27, 2012

Grapefruit Sangria


Are you geared up for the opening ceremony of the Olympics 2012????  I most certainly am but wonder whether I can stay awake until 4am, our local time for the live coverage on the opening ceremony. Of course there will recaps along the week on the opening ceremony but nothing like joining the rest of the world in enjoying the moments and everything that has been lined up. 

From now and until the Olympics is over, I will be glued to the TV watching some of my favorite games --- the gymnastics, swimming, synchronized swimming, athletics and weightlifting.  The rest of the games do not interest me much but if I want to know the latest, I have my other half to update me on badminton, football, volleyball etc etc. As for the opening ceremony tonight, I want to go with the flow, I mean feel a bit relaxed (only a bit) with a lovely drink in hand. 


What can it be than a glass of grapefruit sangria for the ready, steady, go feeling!!!!  Sangria is a wine punch or fruity cocktail and you can make sangria as per your liking, with fruits, liquor, with or without sugar and dash, dash, dash. I have made my version which is sitting in the fridge and all I need to do is add some ice cubes before getting cozy for the opening ceremony.  There are no exact measurements for the ingredients and go with the flow, whichever you like more or less. 

Ingredients
Red wine
Ice-cream soda/ 7-up
Grapefruit juice
Mint leaves.
Ice-cubes
Method
Lightly crush the mint leaves and add into a pitcher
Pour in wine, grapefruit juice and ice-cream soda.
Stir all in and place in the fridge.
Before drinking, pour sangria into glasses.
Add ice and garnish with mint leaves.





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20 comments:

  1. Should b a very interesting drink..
    I Wil b zzzzzz to welcome the olympic...

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  2. MMm.....you reminds me...hmm gotta try that. Dont have 7-up. Maybe 100Plus will do

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  3. Looks so refreshing ,enjoy the opening of olympic game !!

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  4. Oh, this must be so refreshing with the grapefruit juice...I love sangria. Yeah, we're just seeing the ceremonies here...not good timing for you!

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  5. I have sprite in my hand, may work this one. Looks delicious.

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  6. Weel Done Nave. Weel done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDRAhiBtOrQ&feature=fvst

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  7. I should have checked your post before watching Opening Ceremony. It looks wonderful.

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  8. This is definitely a yummy drink! I normally finely chop up some random fruits and add into the sangria mix. An all time fave is actually to blend them all up for an icy cold sangria smoothie (with lots of fruits).

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  9. Refreshing and absolutely stunning in looks my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. Refreshing and with lovely flavour and presentation my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. nice ONE !!! long time no see Nava, remember me ?

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  12. Boy, I hope you weren't as disappointed in the opening ceremonies as I was. I got to watch them at 3pm my time so it wasn't like I lost any sleep. I'd have been FURIOUS if I woke up at 4 to see them and they were as bad as all that.

    At least you had this FANTASTIC sangria, darling!

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  13. look's very refreshing and wondering it be great having it serve while berbuka puasa :D

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  14. hi9 nava- your sangria looks great- now i know what sangria is.. ha ha.. happy watching TV

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  15. I've yet to try sangria but love your presentation. I need a drink now! Hahaha!

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  16. Love sangria! Never tried a grapefruit one. Keep a pitcher ready, I'll be over soon. :)

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