Pineapple Orange Sangria -CThe summer heat calls for something cold and thirst quenching.  My typical summer go-to for everyday summer refreshment is good ol’ plain sun tea – preferably unsweetened.

Summer entertaining however typically calls for something a little more festive whether it’s alcoholic or non-alcoholic.  For my basic sun tea I like to add an unexpected bit of flavor by including a couple of mint tea bags with the regular black tea.  It doesn’t look any different but the first taste reveals a light fresh minty flavor that slowly lingers on the palate.

Later today I’ll be doing a segment on our CBS affiliate here in Savannah, WTOC and their show Mid-Morning Live.  I’ll be focusing on light summer drinks and hors d’ oeuvres that are quick and easy to make.   So…If the dog days of summer have you craving something cold and you want to try something new, here are four new options:






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  1. Arij says:

    I’ve been wanting to try maknig Sangria I love wine & fruit! I love eating peaches infused with white wine. You make it look easy .I guess it’s a bit of whatever you want with a wine/fruit juice base? Just found your blog & am now following! Found you via Stumble!!

  2. chefdarin says:

    Red sangria is the traditional version. It’s usually infused with citrus zest and is bolstered with Brandy (preferably Spanish). However, as you’ve noticed, you can easily concoct your own version based on your own inspiration. Typically Sangria has not only wine but another form of alcohol such as brandy, port wine, or another liquer. The fruit garnish is is up to you as well.

    I’m glad you found the blog and are following. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with and be sure to share your inspiration for Sangria, maybe you’ll come up with a new favorite!

  3. Shannon says:

    Hello! Still thinking about the fabulous food and fun time we had during your cooking class last weekend! Would you mind sharing the recipe for the rum punch? It was the only recipe not included in the recipe card pack. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to get back to Savannah to enjoy another class!

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