Saturday, May 28, 2011

Putnam's Killer Sangria

It's that time of year again. Many have asked us to provide the recipe that was used to make sangria for last year's Summer Solstice fundraising event for Growing Hope.

So, here it is. Our very own Putnam Weekly came up with this stellar sangria recipe, which he's been generous enough to let us share.

25 oz. (1 bottle) red wine
6 oz. FRESH SQEEZ'D orange juice
5 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
4 oz. triple sec
2 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. decent brandy (christian bros, vsop, pisco, vs cognac etc.)
1.5 oz. carpano antica
1 oz. simple syrup (2 fluid oz. sugar + 1 oz. water)

Add the fruit of your choice (strawberries, limes, mangos, whatever)
Yes, the secret ingredient is the Carpano Antica, available at Everyday Wines. It comes in a big bottle, but don't worry, you'll find plenty of good uses for it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tasting Saturday May 21

Finally. Sunshine and blue skies are here. And, what are we doing to celebrate? We're asking you to come inside...we know that sounds odd. But, it's for a good reason.

Come by Saturday, May 21 from 3:00p - 4:30p and enjoy samples of three wines...for free. Yep, we'll pick-up the tab if you'll come inside for a bit.

And you might just find a wine or two (or three) that is a perfect match for sunshine and blue skies.