i wish life was like a glass of sangria.
maybe it can’t though, otherwise you wouldn’t enjoy the sangria days when they come around, as much.
t went to san diego this weekend and just fell madly, irrevocably, head over heels in love with that city. it’s a similar feeling i had to when i visited london – it’s a city soulmate.
it has the perfect pace – a happening enough downtown but not michigan avenue happening where you fear you might commit murder when you’re walking behind four people taking up the entire sidewalk, but it also doesn’t feel isolated and suffocating the way so many smaller cities feel to me (yes, i know those words contradict one another, but think about it). the beach is perpetually 20 minutes away. there are palm trees and hills and so much green and brightness it’s blinding except you wouldn’t dare close your eyes and miss the beauty of it all.
it feels like sangria to me.
i’m a water girl. i’ve pretty much always lived next to some body of water. the water calms me. it’s part of the reason why i could never ever live in nyc. there’s just not enough land and water and nature. i go there and i feel suffocated. i need to feel like i can breathe fresh air and not like i’m living on a concrete block.
so, #spoileralert i’m probably moving to san diego. i mean, why shouldn’t i uproot my life and move to a place where i don’t know anyone and have no connections because it makes me feel like sangria. makes total sense.
sangria is the epitome of a hot, sunny, rewarding day. it takes me back to spain – when i meandered through the streets of barcelona, seeking out the best tapas the city had to offer, stopping to buy a painting or walk inside of church.
sangria is just a real treat. it’s a beautiful, colorful drink. it’s rich, but sweet. life should be like that.
i dont like super sweet sangria. i honestly could drink sangria without any simple syrup at all and i usually use half of what most recipes call for. but taste a bit and if you want it sweeter, then sweet cheeks pour yourself some more syrup. i also sometimes add some club soda to my sangria, is that weird? try it, if you wanna be weird with me
cheers sunshine! i hope you have a sangria kind of day.
- 1 bottle of red wine, on the sweeter side (merlot is good)
- 4 ounces brandy
- 2 ounces simple syrup (up to 3 if you want it sweeter)
- oranges, lemons, limes quartered/slided (about 2 oranges, 2 limes, 2 lemons)
- Simple Syrup: equal parts sugar and water
- in a pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, simple Syrup and fruit.
- Refrigerate until chilled, a few hours
- pour in glass with ice