Since yesterday’s park picnic with friends was a last-minute thing (the forecast said thunderstorms until about 11AM, and our original plan was an indoor restaurant), we kept it simple: takeout from Southern Hospitality (pulled pork, yum) and BYO beverages. Dogs and babies optional, but encouraged.
What I made: red sangria. I completely forgot to take a picture of it (which is probably OK, since we toted it along in a Poland Spring jug and it was much more delicious than it was photogenic)…but that stock image up there should do nicely.
Here’s how you make my version:
SUMMERY RED SANGRIA
2 bottles fruity red wine (can be inexpensive)
1/2 cup brandy
3/4 cup orange juice
1 small orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 apple, diced
1 can ginger ale
Combine all ingredients except for ginger ale in a large pitcher (or Poland Spring jug, whatever works) and refrigerate overnight. Add ginger ale just before serving, mix well, and serve over ice.