Saturday, May 18, 2013

Orange Fruity Sangria

Gone with the wind and gone out of the window the Friday or Saturday nights of clubbing and partying. Indeed, yes, sure, admittedly age has caught up, I have slowed down mentally, physically and I definitely can't take the loud clubbing-partying atmosphere. However, those 5 years behind me were a different story all together. Dolling up, rounding up the girlfriends, partying and boozing with unlimited glasses of brandy, whisky and what not I have never regretted. Still, looking back now, I realise that it was a waste of money, friendship if not all some are fake and I don't have the guts to drive after drinking. 

Even so, I have not given on drinking. It is still yours faithfully with a glass or two of sangria (Grapefruit Sangria). Last weekend I made this Sangria with Stevia orange essence I received some time back. The essence of course you can replace with other suitable types or make do with what is available at home or you may prefer a non-alcoholic drink (Mango 7-up Mocktail).  So here we go with apples, oranges, orange essence, 7-up and wine. Cheers everyone!!
Ingredients (more or less as per taste) 
1 bottle of wine 
A few drops of orange essence
Green apples - remove seeds and chopped
Oranges - thinly sliced 
A cup of 7-up (or soda)

Mix and stir all these together for double or triple cheers again!! 
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  1. Wow what a fantastic drink :)

  2. Yah just great for days like today

  3. Very nice Nava, I don't drink any kind of alcohol, but may be it looks nice so u should hav eenjoyed...

  4. What a yummy thirst-quencher ! I wouldn't mind a glass of three of that :D

  5. So very attractive glass full drinks :)

  6. I just cracked up reading the modest line - "pretend I can smell but what am I smelling???", HaHa!!
    I do that too, when I dunno what I'm doing, that is the exact way I would react :-)
    Sangria looks very inviting!! Green apple is a good addition, I love the color of the skin!
    And the curly fluorescent stirrer, haa that adds the extra kick to the snap!! Love it.

  7. Simply refreshing drinks love it, perfect for summer days here :)

  8. Loved reading more about you Nava!! It's fun to party with friends!!
    thr Sangria loooks amazing!!! I think i'll try it sans wine...

  9. I love sangria! You've reminded me to have a glass.

  10. ur life does sound like mine! i sleep when he's back and he sleeps when i'm off to work... :D

  11. I hope you should have enjoyed your drinks.. Nice clicks..

  12. Life has become very busy nowadays.. My hubby returns late from office.. And leaves home early morning.. So we too hardly get time to talk.. It's always weekends when we try to make the most of the time we get together.. Yes, I do miss the time I used to spend with my friends before marriage... Wish I could relive the moment at least once again.. SIGH! The drink looks stunning Nava :-)

  13. Preety damn good and rfreshing drink!
    btw, where did u brought the essence?

  14. This crazy weather calls for a sangria! Brilliant idea with the added essence. They should be very refreshing!

  15. Can't really resist the temptation of the delicious looking Sangria, with so hot outside.

  16. Yes those are gone with the days....
    Fri m sat is family day to me...
    I love your drink ... Very refreshing and nice

  17. You certainly deserve a little chill time with fabulous drink :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. I am glad to know that I have company now seeing so many women commenting on catching up on weekends:))
    sangria looks great ,Nava!

  19. I know the feeling, NK! When I go out with my girlfriends now, there are still some who want to go clubbing later, I just can't do it anymore! This is a wonderful recipe, must give it a try in the summer!


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