Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's a GTG!

What is a GTG? It's an afternoon of food, laughter, cute dogs and cool women all getting together to hang out and have a good time. Yesterday, 10Years welcomed the ladies of OC, LA and the IE into her home for a fun-filled time. WeezerMonkey documented the day with many pictures, but left out a photo of one of the best parts of the day: live entertainment by the talented Monkey!

I couldn't figure out what type of food item to bring, so I arrived with a pitcher of sangria instead. I used to refer to it as Cha Cha Cha Sangria, since the recipe was inspired by the featured drink served at Cha Cha Cha. But at the suggestion of Marshmalo, I might refer to it as Memory Inhibiting Sangria in the future.

You will need:

  • 1 bottle dry white wine (I use a sauvignon blanc with fruity notes)
  • 1 bottle red wine (preferably a beaujolais)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • assorted fruits (I always use red grapes and strawberries)
  • 1-2 ounces of brandy (optional)
  1. In a large non-metal bowl, mix the wines together, along with the cup of sugar. Stir for a few minutes.
  2. Slice the orange and lemon into thin slices (1/8 - 1/4 of an inch). Add to the wine and stir.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, add in your other fruits and the brandy. Stir again, pour into a pitcher and chill until it's time to party!

This sangria goes down so easy you may forget you're drinking alcohol. Plan accordingly. ;-) On the rare occasion you have some leftover, skim out the fruit and store the rest in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


WeezerMonkey said...

I suppose shoddy sight-reading could be entertaining. ;)

So great to see you!

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

I'm so glad you posted a photo of the musical entertainment.

amber said...

it was great to see you again!

i, sadly, couldn't partake in the booze because i wanted to be able to drive us home. i'm such a lightweight. ;)

10yearstogether said...

You know what? I got tears in my eyes when I read Cha Cha Cha. I had so many damn good times at that place! You know I went to your undergrad for law school, right? Omg this brought back such great memories! And for the record, your sangria was so good. Can't wait for the next gtg so you can make it again (hint hint).