Gone are the days when Friday or Saturday nights were about clubbing and partying. I still remember dolling up and checking out the latest noisy and happening clubs and discos. I don't regret what I did because it was fun and great experiences. I think I have covered the quota for the rest of my life with alcohol, the packs of brandy, whisky and every other concoction of cocktails. Now I look forward to the weekends to spend quality time with my other half because we hardly see each other on weekdays. I am asleep when he gets back home and I am off to work while he is catching up on his stress of working.
Yet, a chilled glass of cocktail is still appreciated. Don't ask me about the different types and qualities of wine. All I can say is that if the wine can get me tipsy for a good sleep, that wine is the best. I pretend to be a pro when buying wine, pretend I can smell but what I am smelling??? I think it's a gimmick to impress the sales person who needs the commission and I want a bottle of wine to wind me down.
Ok, how did the great idea about making orange fruity sangria pop into my mind? I brought oranges and green apples. These just remained in my fruit basket. I had the bottles of Stevie lemon and orange essences which were send to me some time back.
I wanted flavors to the wine I was about to drink. The rest can't be explained. Into a bowl of chopped apples, slices of oranges, a cup of soda and a bottle of wine, a few drops of orange essence rolled in. I couldn't wait for the cocktail to be chilled, so I added some ice cubes and sipped in.
Ingredients (estimates, add the amount you prefer)
1 bottle of wine
A few drops of orange essence
Green apples - remove seeds and chopped
Oranges - slices thinly
A cup of soda/7-up
Mix and stir all together and cheers!!!