Weekly Dish is collecting a list of favorite summer drinks so stagger on over and see how she cools off.
I'm a fan of the sangria at the Cuban restaurant Versailles in Culver City so went looking for a recipe and Little bird came up with this one. It's been so hot and while cleaning out a drawer I found this recipe and doesn't a nice fruity sangria sounded refreshing? YES!
This great Cuban joint is quite the establishment in LA and I read a review that said, Versaille is Jerry's Deli with a twist of lime. You'd have to be a local to get that one. If you live in LA and you've not been to one of their four establishments, what the hell are you waiting for?
Enjoy a bit of Cuba and don't throw out the fruit, it's the best part. I add different fruit depending on the season. I've got some very ripe apricots that will be taking a dip today. I've also been known to add a splash of club soda. This is enough for a party of drinkers or if it's really hot … well, it does keep for a day or two.
3/4 cup simple syrup
2 bottles red wine
3/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
3/4 cup orange juice
2 peaches, sliced
2 lemons, sliced
Blend and refridgerate 2 hours or two days. I put a little ice in mine because I like it cold.